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Identification and Creation
Object Number
8.1955.10
People
Washington Allston, American (Georgetown, SC 1779 - 1843 Cambridge, MA)
Title
Cloud Study with Color Notations
Other Titles
Former Title: Directions for color mixing and letters in cloud like shapes (probably color directions for sky)
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1829 - 1835
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Graphite on off-white wove paper
Dimensions
10 x 15.8 cm (3 15/16 x 6 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • label: verso, paper: 76
  • inscription: in image, graphite, in artist's hand: A. blue dove-- B. light buff changing to gold / C. brownish purple D. faun & buff. [at bottom:] N.B. Toward the horizon light flesh colour gradually / upward to pale green
Provenance
To the artist's wife Martha Dana Allston at his death, 1843; to the Washington Allston Trust, 1862.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Loan from The Washington Allston Trust
Object Number
8.1955.10
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, "The Drawings of Washington Allston: A Catalogue Raisonné" (Ph.D. Diss., Harvard University, 1977), no. 189C, reproduced in b/w fig. 487

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