Gretchen Osgood Warren - The Sower, early 20th century

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(Boston, 1871 - 1961, Boston)

Object details

Accession number

ARC.008862

Primary Creator

Gretchen Osgood Warren

Full title

The Sower

Creation Date

early 20th century

Language

English

Provenance


Gift from the actress, singer and poet Mrs. Fiske Warren (Gretchen Osgood, 1871-1961) to Isabella Stewart Gardner before 1920.

Marks

Inscribed in pencil in Isabella Stewart Gardner's hand (upper left corner of verso): Xmas / Party / Mower 1/ Keyes 1/ Deane 1/ Photos

Dimensions

13.7 x 20.7 cm (5 3/8 x 8 1/8 in.)

Display Media

Printed ink on paper

Web Commentary

Isabella's close friend Gretchen Osgood Warren was a highly accomplished woman. Her mother, Margaret Cushing Osgood, was an author, and her father, Hamilton Osgood, a doctor who worked with the renowned scientist Louis Pasteur in France. She grew up moving between Boston and cities across Europe, where she studied languages, science, art, music, and literature. In 1891 she married fellow Bostonian Fiske Warren, and the two later moved to Oxford, England, where Gretchen pursued philosophy and metaphysics. When the Warren family returned to Boston, she continued to develop her intellectual interests and published several volumes of poetry. She gave copies of her poems to Isabella as tokens of their friendship.

Permanent Gallery Location

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Bibliography

Christina Nielsen (ed.). Sargent on Location: Gardner's First Artist-in-Residence. Exh. cat. (Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 2018), p. 57, no. 7.

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Commentary

Isabella's close friend Gretchen Osgood Warren was a highly accomplished woman. Her mother, Margaret Cushing Osgood, was an author, and her father, Hamilton Osgood, a doctor who worked with the renowned scientist Louis Pasteur in France. She grew up moving between Boston and cities across Europe, where she studied languages, science, art, music, and literature. In 1891 she married fellow Bostonian Fiske Warren, and the two later moved to Oxford, England, where Gretchen pursued philosophy and metaphysics. When the Warren family returned to Boston, she continued to develop her intellectual interests and published several volumes of poetry. She gave copies of her poems to Isabella as tokens of their friendship.