Artist John La Farge, American, 1835-1910
  • Lycurgus
Date 1905
Medium watercolor over pencil on thin tissue paper mounted overall to thick paperboard
Dimensions Sheet (irreg.): 8 3/16 × 11 7/16 inches (20.8 × 29.1 cm)
Mount: 10 1/4 × 13 3/8 inches (26 × 34 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Merrill Fund
Accession Number 48.272
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed and dated, in pencil, lower right: JLF 1905
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pencil, on mount, lower left: Lycurgus: He consults the | Pythian oracle with regard to | the laws of Sparta, before his disappearance or death
Inscribed, on mount, under drawing, lower right: Design for the Courth House | Baltimore Md
Inscribed, on mount, bottom right: Please return to John La Farge | 51 W 10th St. NY [all crossed out]
1948-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Bulletin of the DIA 29, 1 (1949-1950): pp. 18-20 (ill.).

Page, Addison Franklin. "Four Water Color Studies by John La Farge." Art Quarterly 12, 3 (1949): p. 280.