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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.737
People
Charles Ricketts, British (Geneva, Switzerland 1866 - 1931 London, England)
Title
The Assyrian God, Illustration for "The Sphinx," by Oscar Wilde
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
19th-20th century
Culture
British
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Brown ink over graphite on cream wove paper
Dimensions
28 x 22.4 cm (11 x 8 13/16 in.)
Provenance
Charles Ricketts; to [Scott & Fowles, New York, New York (through Martin Birnbaum)], 1923, sold; to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, New York, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943.

NOTE: Provenance information from documents in the curatorial file.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.737
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Blake to Beardsley: A Century of English Illustrators, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1944), no. 66

Nicholas Frankel, The Sphinx by Oscar Wilde, with Decorations by Charles Ricketts. A Facsimile., Rice University Press (Houston, 2010), p. 64

Carey Dunne, Flowers of Evil and the Macabre Literary Imagination of Symbolism, Hyperalleric (July 4, 2016), [e-journal], http://hyperallergic.com/305877/flowers-of-evil-and-the-macabre-literary-imagination-of-symbolism/, accessed January 9, 2017

Exhibition History

Blake to Beardsley: A Century of English Illustrators, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/01/1944 - 06/30/1944

Portrait, Prospect and Poetry: British Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Bequest, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/11/1993 - 11/07/1993

Flowers of Evil: Symbolist Drawings, 1870–1910, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/21/2016 - 08/14/2016

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