- Identification and Creation
- Physical Descriptions
- Oil on canvas
- 447 x 186.7 cm (176 x 73 1/2 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
- Signed: l.l.: JOHN S. SARGENT ©
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard University Portrait Collection, Anonymous gift to the University
- Object Number
- European and American Art
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- Publication History
M.F. B., "Harvard's Heroic War Dead Immortalized by John Singer Sargent", Boston Evening Transcript (Boston, MA, November 3, 1922), p. 20, p. 20, repr.
Frederick W. Coburn, "In the World of Art", Boston Sunday Herald (Boston, MA, November 5, 1922)
George Harold Edgell, "Mr. Sargent's Paintings in the Widener Library", Harvard Alumni Bulletin (Cambridge, MA, November 9, 1922), XXV, no. 7, pp. 171-173, p. 171, ill. p. 173
Margaret E. Gilman, "The Sargent Panels in the Widener Library", The Harvard Graduates' Magazine (Cambridge, MA, December 1922), vol. 31, no 122, pp. 215-216, pp. 215-216
"The Sargent War Panels", Harvard Alumni Bulletin, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, November 9, 1922), XXV, no. 7, p. 161, p. 161
Sidney Woodward, "Unveil Sargent's Panels at Harvard", American Art News (November 11, 1922), vol. XXI, p. 5, p. 5
"Sargent Mural in Widener is Storm Center of Recent Criticism by Pach", The Harvard Crimson (Cambridge, MA, December 4, 1928), pp. 3-4, pp. 3-4, ill.
Walter Pach, Ananias; or, The False Artist, Harper and Brothers Publishers (New York, NY and London, England, 1928), pp. 133-142, repr. facing p. 134
"Murals", Art News (February 9, 1929), vol. XXVII, no. 19, p. 12
"Sargent Murals Well Received at First Appearance", The Harvard Crimson (Cambridge, MA, June 8, 1929), p. 1
"The Writing on the Wall", The Harvard Crimson (Cambridge, MA, May 31, 1929), vol. XCV, #84, p. 2
John Walker III, "To the Editor of the Crimson", The Harvard Crimson (Cambridge, MA, June 7, 1929), vol. XCV, no. 90, p. 5, p. 2
Alan Burroughs, Limners and Likenesses: Three Centuries of American Painting, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1936), p. 205
Richard Ormond, John Singer Sargent: Paintings, Drawings, Watercolors, Harper & Row (New York, NY and London, England, 1970), p. 94
Carter Ratcliff, John Singer Sargent, Abbeville Press (New York, 1982), pp. 203-209, repr.
Trevor J. Fairbrother, John Singer Sargent, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1994), p. 121
Elaine Kilmurray and Richard Ormond, John Singer Sargent, exh. cat., Tate Gallery Publishing Limited (London, England, 1998), p. 48-50, repr.in b/w fig. 47
Jane Dini, "The Art of Selling War: Sargent's World War I Murals for Harvard University", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin (Cambridge, MA, Fall 1999 - Winter 2000), vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 67-84, p. 67, fig. 2
Stephanie Herdrich and Helen Barbara Weinberg, American Drawings and Watercolors in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: John Singer Sargent, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, 2000), pp. 219-221, fig. 90, repr.
Bruce Robertson, ed., Sargent and Italy, exh. cat., Los Angeles County Museum of Art/Princeton University Press (Los Angeles, CA and Princeton, NJ, 2002), p. 184
Matthew Battles, Widener: Biography of a Library, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA and London, England, 2004), pp. 63-67, repr. in color
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), pp. 343-345, cat. 363, ill. p. 345
Angela Chang, Glenn Gates, Teri Hensick, Philip Klausmeyer, Miriam Stewart, Kate Olivier, Ruxandra Stoicescu, and Carol Troyen, John Singer Sargent's 'Triumph of Religion' at the Boston Public Library: Creation and Restoration, ed. Narayan Khandekar, Gianfranco Pocobene, and Kate Smith, Harvard Art Museum/Yale University Press (Cambridge/New Haven and London, 2009), p. 28, fig. 1.8
Sally Webster, "The Art of the Americas Wing, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston" [review], Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide (Autumn 2011), 10, issue 2 [electronic journal]
Nathaniel Silver, Boston's Apollo: Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent, exh. cat., Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 2020), pp. 28-29, 50, 111, fig. 16
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