Ralph Wormeley Curtis - A Japanese Tea-House, 1891

Ralph Wormeley Curtis (United States, 1854 - 1922)

A Japanese Tea-House, 1891

Watercolor on paper, 32 x 50 cm (12 5/8 x 19 11/16 in.)


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Gift from the artist to Isabella Stewart Gardner in July 1891.


Signed and inscribed (lower left): Mrs. Gardner from her friend Ralph Curtis


Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 71.
Philip Hendy. Catalogue of the Exhibited Paintings and Drawings (Boston, 1931), p. 117
Philip Hendy. European and American Paintings in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1974), pp. 68-69 ill.
Hilliard Goldfarb and Susan Sinclair. Isabella Stewart Gardner: Woman and the Myth. Exh. cat. (Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 1994), pp. 16 ill., 34 no. 6
Alan Chong and Noriko Murai. Journeys East: Isabella Stewart Gardner and Asia. Exh. cat. (Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 2009), pp. 23 fig. 12, 48 n. 40.

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