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Identification and Creation
Object Number
H357
People
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Abbott Lawrence Lowell, American (1856-1943)
Title
Abbott Lawrence Lowell (1856-1943)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1923-1924
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/302046
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
140.6 x 98.7 cm (55 3/8 x 38 7/8 in.)
framed: 163.8 x 122.9 x 7.6 cm (64 1/2 x 48 3/8 x 3 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: u.r.: John S. Sargent 1923
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift to Harvard College of members of the Board of Overseers who served during President Lowell's administration, 1924
Object Number
H357
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Forbes Watson, "John Singer Sargent", The Arts, Hamilton Easter Field (Brooklyn, N.Y., 1924), V (March), pp. 140, 149, p. 149, ill. p. 146

Rose V.S. Berry, "John Singer Sargent: Some of His American Work", Art and Archaeology (Concord, N.H., September 1924), vol. 18, pp. 82-112, p. 84, ill. p. 82

"Portrait of Pres. Lowell", Boston Evening Transcript (Boston, January 16, 1924), Part I:II, n.p.

Leila Mechlin, "The Sargent Exhibition: Grand Central Art Galleries New York", The American Magazine of Art (April 1924), vol. XV, no. 4, pp. 168-190, p. 170, ill. p. 174

Retrospective Exhibition of Important Works by John Singer Sargent, exh. cat., Grand Central Art Galleries (New York, NY, 1924), repr. p. 20

A Catalogue of the Memorial Exhibition of the Works of the Late John Singer Sargent, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1925), no. 123, repr.

William Howe Downes, John S. Sargent, His Life and Work, Little, Brown & Company (Boston, MA, 1925), p. 257

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, A Catalogue of the Memorial Exhibition of the Works of the Late John Singer Sargent, 1926 (2nd edition of publication, with adjusted catalogue numbering), no. 127, repr.

Evan Charteris, John Sargent, Charles Scribner's Sons (New York, NY, 1927), p. 277

Laura M. Huntsinger, Harvard Portraits: A Catalogue of Portrait Paintings at Harvard University, ed. Alan Burroughs, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1936), p. 90, ill. p. 91

Charles Merrill Mount, John Singer Sargent: A Biography, W. W. Norton & Company (New York, NY, 1955), p. 441

Edward Waldo Forbes, History of the Fogg Art Museum, Unpublished (1956), p. 148

David McKibbin, Sargent's Boston, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1956), cat. no. 51. p. 69; p. 62, repr. in b/w as fig. 51; p. 107

Samuel Eliot Morison, "Harvard Presidency", American Heritage, American Association for State and Local History (Cooperstown, NY, 1957 - 1958)

Annals of America, Encyclopaedia Britannica (Chicago, IL, 1968 - 1969), vol. XIV

John Singer Sargent, His Own Work, exh. cat., Coe Kerr Gallery, Inc. (New York, NY, 1980), in checklist, unpaginated

"Four Men and a Foundation", Harvard Business School Bulletin (Boston, MA, June 1981)

Timothy Anglin Burgard, American Art at Harvard: Cultures and Contexts, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1994), p. 10, cat.8

Bruce Robertson, ed., Sargent and Italy, exh. cat., Los Angeles County Museum of Art/Princeton University Press (Los Angeles, CA and Princeton, NJ, 2002), pp. 185-186

Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: The Later Portraits, Yale University Press (New Haven CT and London England, 2003), no. 606, repr. in color; p. 213

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Virginia Anderson, and Kimberly Orcutt, ed., American Paintings at Harvard, Volume Two, Paintings, Drawings, Pastels and Stained Glass by Artists Born 1826-1856, Harvard Art Museums and Yale University Press (U.S.) (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT, 2008), p. 347, cat. 364, ill.

Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1908-1913, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven and London, 2014), p. 127

Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1914-1925, Yale University Press (New Haven, 2016), p. 78 note 161, p. 79 note 203

Nathaniel Silver, Boston's Apollo: Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent, exh. cat., Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 2020), pp. 23, 35, fig. 21

Exhibition History

Retrospective Exhibition of Important Works of John Singer Sargent, Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, 02/01/1924 - 03/31/1924

Sargent's Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 01/03/1956 - 02/07/1956

Introduction to Harvard University, Isetan Department Store, Tokyo, 04/01/1974 - 04/30/1974

American Art at Harvard: Cultures and Contexts, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/01/1994 - 12/30/1994

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