American Paintings at Harvard, Volume Two
eds. Ted Stebbins et al
Denman Waldo Ross
Allen Parker, 1930
Oil on canvas, 14 1/8 x 10 in. Fogg Museum Bequest of Dr. Denman W. Ross, class of 1875, 1936.109.20
Courtesy The Harvard University Art Museums
This handsome book is the first to appear in a series of three volumes that will catalogue Harvard University’s distinguished collection of American paintings. It documents nearly 500 paintings, watercolors, pastels, and stained-glass windows––many of which have never been published before––by artists born between 1826 and 1856.
The book features works by Albert Bierstadt, Winslow Homer, John La Farge, John Singer Sargent, J. A. M. Whistler, and Sarah Wyman Whitman, along with numerous less-known but important artists. Entries that draw on new research and scholarship accompany the works. Included is an introduction by Theodore Stebbins, Jr., outlining Harvard’s collecting history and an essay by Virginia Raguin introducing Harvard’s Memorial Hall and its twenty-one masterworks in stained glass. Also included are eighty-three works by Charles Herbert Moore, artist, educator, and the Fogg Art Museum’s first director. Kevin Moore discusses a large donation of works by Denman Ross, professor of painting at Harvard.