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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1991.95
People
William Morris Hunt, American (Brattleboro, VT 1824 - 1879 Isles of Shoals, NH)
Title
The Weeping Harpist
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
19th century
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Charcoal on cream laid paper
Dimensions
image: 28.4 x 20.4 cm (11 3/16 x 8 1/16 in.)
actual: 29.2 x 21.3 cm (11 1/2 x 8 3/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: scratched in, l.r.: WMH [in monogram]
  • inscription: verso, l.l., graphite: 1115 13 1/2 x 6 1/2 [ ]
  • label: removed from backing, now in curatorial file, paper, printed and handwritten: No. 1115
  • inscription: verso, l.r., graphite: H24
Provenance
Descended through Hunt family; Hope Davis Fine Art, New York NY; sold to Harvard University Art Museums, 1991.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Andrew Wyeth Fund for the Purchase of American Drawings
Accession Year
1991
Object Number
1991.95
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

The Return of William Morris Hunt, auct. cat. (Boston, 1986), p. 15, no. H-24, repr.

Exhibition History

The Return of William Morris Hunt, Vose Galleries of Boston, Inc., Boston, 09/30/1986 - 11/26/1986

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

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