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The Sphinx of the Seashore
The Sphinx of the Seashore
de Young
Gallery 24
Oil On Canvas
16 x 27 7/8 in. (40.6 x 70.8 cm)
Object Type:
North America

The artist, 1879-1912

Porter E. Sargent (1872-1951), Boston, 1912-1951

Descended in family to F. Porter Sargent (1915-1975), Boston, 1951 ca. 1955

Lawrence A. Fleischman (b. 1925) and Barbara Greenberg Fleischman (b. 1924), Detroit, by 1955-1966 [Kennedy Galleries, New York, 1966-1968]

John D. Rockefeller 3rd and Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller, New York, 1968-1979

FAMSF, 1979.7.102

Accession Number:
Acquisition Date:
Credit Line:

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd

Exhibition History:

New York, The Century Association, 1880, exh. no. 1

New York, Vedder's Union Square Studio, 1880

Possibly Boston Art Club, Twentysecond Exhibition of Paintings, 880, not in publ.

Boston, Williams and Everett's Gallery, Pictures, Sketches of Pictures and Studies, by Elihu Vedder, 1880, exh. no. 6

London, England, Dowdeswell Galleries, Exhibition of Oil Paintings, Sketches, and Drawings by Elihu Vedder, 1899

Boston, Williams and Everett's Gallery, Exhibition of Works by Elihu Vedder, 1900 exh. no. 9

New York, Avery Art Galleries, Exhibition of Works by Elihu Vedder, 1900, exh. no. 9

Washington, D.C., Fischer Galleries, Exhibition of Works by Elihu Vedder, 1901, exh. no. 7

Pittsburgh, The Carnegie Institute, Exhibition of Works by Elihu Vedder, 1901, exh. no. 14

The Art Institute of Chicago, Work of Elihu Vedder, 1901, exh. no. 14

New York, Macbeth GaIleries, Exhibition of Paintings by Elihu Vedder, 1912, exh. no. 42

Boston, Doll and Richards, Elihu Vedder: Exhibition and Private Sale of His Oil Paintings and Draw ings, 1912, exh. no. 31

New York, American Academy of Arts and Letters, Exhibition of the Works of Elihu Vedder, 1937, exh. no. 18

The Detroit Institute of Arts, Collection in Progress: Selections from the Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman Collection of American Art, 1955, exh. no. 23

Washington, D.C., United States Information Service, Nine Generations of American Painting: A Loan Exhibition from the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Lawrence A. Fleischman Collection, 1958
(organized for travel to South America, Greece, and Israel),
Israel cat., exh. no. 24

Indianapolis, John Herron Art Museum, Romantic America, 1961, exh. no 31

Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Paintings and Drawings by Elihu Vedder, 1966, exh. no. 79 New York, Kennedy Galleries,

The American Artist Abroad, 1968, no exh. no.

Washington, D.C., National Collection of Fine Arts, Perce ptions and Evocations: TheArt of Elihu Vedder, 1978, exh. no. 116

Tokyo 1982, exh. no. 38
Symbolism and British Art, Rosetti, Burne-Jones, Watts and their influence
Tate Gallery, London: 16 October 1997 - 4 January 1998
Haus der Kunst, Munich: 30 January 1998 - 26 April 1998
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam: 15 May 1998 - 30 August 1998