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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1936.150.27
People
Elihu Vedder, American (New York, NY 1836 - 1923 Rome, Italy)
Title
Identity
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1887
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black and colored pastel on gelatin silver print
Dimensions
39.3 x 21.5 cm (15 1/2 x 8 7/16 in.)
mount: 39.6 x 21.7 cm (15 9/16 x 8 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: pastel, l.r.: EV in monogram
  • inscription: under image, pastel: [reproduced and annotated:] Somewhere; in desolate wind-swept space, / In Twilight-land-- in No-man's land-- / Two hurrying shapes met face to face / And bade each other stand. / "And who are you?" cried one agape / Shuddering in the gloaming light; / "I know not," said the second shape, / "I only died last night!" / Identity / Aldrich
  • inscription: verso, upper edge, yellow pastel: Identity
  • inscription: l.l., reproduced: Copyright 1887 by E. Vedder
Provenance
Denman W. Ross, Cambridge, MA; his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1936.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Denman W. Ross, Class of 1875
Accession Year
1936
Object Number
1936.150.27
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Virginia Anderson, and Kimberly Orcutt, ed., American Paintings at Harvard, Volume Two, Paintings, Drawings, Pastels and Stained Glass by Artists Born 1826-1856, Harvard University Art Museums/Yale University Press (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT, 2008), p. 373-74, cat. no. 406, ill. p. 374

Exhibition History

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

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