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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2004.135
People
William Russell Birch, American (Warwickshire, England 1755 - 1834 Philadelphia, PA)
Title
The Natural Bridge, Virginia
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1805-1808
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/5243
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor, brown ink, and graphite, squared, on cream wove paper
Dimensions
sheet: 20.3 x 16.5 cm (8 x 6 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: bottom, graphite: The Natural Bridge / Va
  • inscription: verso, top, graphite: [difficult to decipher, partially covered by hinges] from / are 2 or 3 others of this subject one [ ] / Dentist by F Lucas Mr. Condad has / one & Mr / Lord[?]
  • inscription: verso, lower right, graphite: 2516(B)
Provenance
C.G. Sloan & Co, Bethesda, MD, 1980; unidentified corporate collection; Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers, Milford, CT, October 21, 2004; purchased by Harvard University Art Museums, 2004.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Daniel A. Pollack, Class of 1960, American Art Acquisition Fund
Accession Year
2004
Object Number
2004.135
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and Melissa Renn, American Paintings at Harvard, Volume One: Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels by Artists Born before 1826, Yale University Press (U.S.) and Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge and New Haven, 2014), p. 94

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