Willard Thomas Sears - Design for the Exterior of Fenway Court, Northwest View, 1900

Willard Thomas Sears (New Bedford, 1837 - 1920, Boston)

Design for the Exterior of Fenway Court, Northwest View, 1900

Watercolor and graphite on wove paper, 48.5 x 75.5 cm (19 1/8 x 29 3/4 in.) sheet

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Object details

Accession number

P33s61

Provenance

Commissioned by Isabella Stewart Gardner from the American architect Willard Thomas Sears (1837-1920) in 1900.

Marks

Signed in graphite (lower right): Willard T. Sears Architect
Inscribed in graphite (right): Worthington Street
Inscribed in graphite (lower left): FENWAY
Stamped in blue ink (lower right): SMOOTH
Blind stamp (lower right)

Dimension Notes

Frame: 62.9 x 81.9 cm (24 3/4 x 32 1/4 in.)

Bibliography

Cynthia Saltzman. Old Masters, New World: America’s Raid on Europe’s Great Pictures (New York: Penguin Books, 2008), p. 83.


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Commentary

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