- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
Johannes Adam Simon Oertel, American (Fürth, Germany 1823 - 1909 Vienna, VA)
- Rock of Ages
- Work Type
- Physical Descriptions
- Oil on canvas
- 123.3 x 70.5 cm (48 9/16 x 27 3/4 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
- Signed: l.l.: J.A. Oertel / 1876. / [monogram] JAOe
- Acquired by William Hayes Fogg, New York; his bequest to his wife, Mrs. William Hayes Fogg, 1884; her bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1895.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Mrs. William Hayes Fogg
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- European and American Art
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- Publication History
J.F. Oertel, A Vision Realized: A Life Story of Rev. J.A. Oertel, D.D., Artist, Priest, Missionary (Milwaukee, WI, 1917), ill. p. 69
Kimberly Orcutt, "Personal Collecting Meets Institutional Vision: The Origins of Harvard's Fogg Art Museum", Journal of the History of Collections (2006), vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 267-284, pp. 270, 274, fig. 6, p. 276
Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and Melissa Renn, American Paintings at Harvard, Volume One: Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels by Artists Born before 1826, Yale University Press (U.S.) and Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge and New Haven, 2014), p. 362-63, cat. 327, ill.
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