Willard Thomas Sears - Fenway Court Gatehouse, about 1903

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

Fenway Court Gatehouse, about 1903

Watercolor and graphite on paper, 38.5 x 53.5 cm (15 3/16 x 21 1/16 in.)

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Object details

Accession number

P33s78.2

Provenance

Commissioned by Isabella Stewart Gardner from the architect Willard T. Sears (1837-1920), Boston about 1898.

Marks

Inscribed in graphite (lower center): PERSPECTIVE SKETCH.

Bibliography

Rollin Hadley. "Altamura: the Enigma." Fenway Court (1978), p. 31.


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Commentary

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