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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1979.91
People
Henricus Franciscus Wiertz, Dutch (1784 - 1858)
Title
Shells and Sea Plants
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1811
Culture
Dutch
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor and graphite on off-white antique laid paper
Dimensions
24.9 x 31.7 cm (9 13/16 x 12 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: lower left, black ink: H. F. Wiertz
Provenance
[H. Wallach, New York, NY], sold; to Philip and Frances L. Hofer, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1955 (L. 2087a, without his mark); bequest of Frances L. Hofer, 1979.91.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Frances L. Hofer
Accession Year
1979
Object Number
1979.91
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Eunice Williams, Master Drawings and Watercolors: The Hofer Collection, exh. cat., ed. Konrad Oberhuber and William W. Robinson, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, 1984), cat. no. 22, pp. 32-33, repr. p. 98

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and Elizabeth M. Rudy, ed., Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, 2017), pp. 274-276, 288, repr. p. 275 as fig. 2

L'expérience des formes: autour de l'exposition 'Drawing: the Invention of a Modern Medium', auct. cat. (May 2017), [e-journal], http://www.journal18.org/1749, accessed May 5, 2017, repr.

Exhibition History

Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/21/2017 - 05/07/2017

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