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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1942.119
People
Charles Ricketts, British (Geneva, Switzerland 1866 - 1931 London, England)
Title
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
30.1 x 21 cm (11 7/8 x 8 1/4 in.)
Provenance
Charles Ricketts; to [Scott & Fowles, New York, New York (through Martin Birnbaum)], 1923, sold; to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, New York, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1942.

NOTE: Provenance information from documents in the curatorial file.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Grenville L. Winthrop, Class of 1886
Accession Year
1942
Object Number
1942.119
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Chikashi Kitazaki and Mina Oya, ed., Between Reality and Dreams: Nineteenth Century British and French Art from the Winthrop Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., National Museum of Western Art (Ueno, 2002), cat. no. 42-1, repr. (color)

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

Exhibition History

Between Reality and Dreams: Nineteenth Century British and French Art from the Winthrop Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 09/14/2002 - 12/08/2002

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