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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Constantin Guys, French (Flessingue, Holland 1802 - 1892 Paris, France)
A Lady of Fashion
Other Titles
Alternate Title: formerly: Une Elegante
Work Type
c. 1860
Physical Descriptions
Brown ink and blue, brown and gray washes over graphite on cream wove paper
37.9 x 26.5 cm (14 15/16 x 10 7/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest from the Collection of Maurice Wertheim, Class of 1906
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

The Maurice Wertheim Collection: Manet to Picasso, exh. cat., The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston, TX, 1962), p. 56, pl. 22

The Maurice Wertheim Collection, brochure, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1970), checklist no. 27

John O'Brian, Degas to Matisse: the Maurice Wertheim Collection, exh. cat., Harry N. Abrams, Inc. and Fogg Art Museum (New York, NY and Cambridge, MA, 1988), no. 1, pp. 36-37, repr. p. 37

Charles Baudelaire, The Parisian Prowler: Le Spleen de Paris, Petits Poèmes en prose, The University of Georgia Press (Athens, GA and London, England, 1997), repr. opp. p. 114

Elizabeth M. Rudy, "Researching the Wertheim Collection at the Harvard Art Museums", Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals (Summer 2014), Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 301-6

Exhibition History

The Maurice Wertheim Collection: Manet to Picasso, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, 06/13/1962 - 09/02/1962

Body Image in French Art and Visual Culture (18th and 19th Centuries), Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/23/2016 - 05/08/2016

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