© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
120.1976.20
People
Henry Louis Stephens (Philadelphia, PA 1824 - 1882 Bayonne, NJ)
Title
Study for "Make Way for Liberty!"
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Journey of a Slave from the Plantation to the Battlefield
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1863
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on cream wove card
Dimensions
11.2 x 7.1 cm (4 7/16 x 2 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • stamp: verso: HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY / FROM / THE BEQUEST OF / EVERT JANSEN WENDELL / 1918
  • inscription: upper right, graphite: 10
  • inscription: bottom, graphite: Yellow Buttons
Provenance
To J.S. Bradley Jr.; bequeathed to Evert Jansen Wendell, 1901; his gift to Harvard College Library, 1918.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, On loan from Special Collections, Fine Arts Library, Harvard College Library
Object Number
120.1976.20
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

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 and Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge and New Haven, 2014), pp. 443-45, cat. 411, ill.

Exhibition History

Vision and Justice: The Art of Citizenship, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/27/2016 - 01/08/2017

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