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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1936.10.53
People
William Rimmer, American (Liverpool, England 1816 - 1879 S. Milford, MA)
Title
Prometheus and Partial Figure; verso: Profile Head of a Man
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
19th century
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Graphite on off-white wove paper, mounted to off-white wove paper
Dimensions
mount: 43.3 x 30.9 cm (17 1/16 x 12 3/16 in.)
actual: 34 x 24.5 cm (13 3/8 x 9 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: graphite, l.l.: W. R.
  • inscription: l.l., black ink: Very early work by W. Rimmer
  • inscription: lower edge, graphite: (over)
  • inscription: l.r., graphite: (over)
  • inscription: lower edge, graphite, in artist's hand: Prometheus
  • inscription: verso, u.r., black ink: Very early work by W. Rimmer (C. H. R.)
  • inscription: verso, u.r., graphite: over
  • exhibition label: mat, paper, printed, typed, and handwritten: [red pencil:] SE 1826
Provenance
From the artist to his daughter Caroline Hunt Rimmer, at his death, 1879; to her niece Edith Rimmer Durham Simonds, 1918; purchased by the Fogg Art Museum, 1936.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Louise E. Bettens Fund
Accession Year
1936
Object Number
1936.10.53
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Upper right corner of the page has been cut away.
Publication History

Lincoln Kirstein, William Rimmer: 1816-1879, exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY, 1946), cat. no. 72

Jeffrey Weidman, "William Rimmer: Critical Catalogue Raisonné" (Thesis, Indiana University, 1981), Indiana University, no. 25, pp. 756-758

Exhibition History

William Rimmer: 1816-1879, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 11/05/1946 - 11/27/1946; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 01/07/1947 - 02/02/1947

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