Watercolor sketch of old Holmes house

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Title

Watercolor sketch of old Holmes house

Subject

Watercolors (paintings)
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

Description

Holmes was born and grew up in the “gambrel-roofed house,” facing Cambridge Common, where the Littauer building now stands. In 1870, he and his brother sold the house to Harvard University and in—to use Holmes’ words—“a case of justifiable domicide,” it was demolished in 1883.

Abstract

Watercolor of the Holmes House in Cambridge

Creator

Unknown

Date Created

1890, circa

Rights

The Boston Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

Boston Medical Library Art Collection

Format

image

Extent

1 painting

Medium

watercolor

Type

still image

Identifier

DigID0002125

Provenance

From the collections of the Boston Medical Library

Files

http://stage.collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002125_dref.jpg

Citation

Unknown, “Watercolor sketch of old Holmes house,” OnView, accessed March 5, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6264.

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