Stanford Family Collections
Palo Alto Spring
North America, U.S.A.
86 5/8 x 138 3/8 in. (220 x 351.5 cm)
American, born in England, 1829–1908
Oil on canvas
Stanford Family Collections. Conservation of this work was made possible by a generous gift from Honorable “Bill” and Jean Lane
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Anita Mozley “Eadweard Muybridge: The Stanford Years, 1872-1882,” Stanford University Museum of Art, exhibition catalogue (Department of Art, Stanford Univeristy, 1972). pg. 20, repr.;
"Jon Sterngrass, ""Cheating, Gender Roles, and the Nineteenth-Century Croquet Craze,"" Journal of Sport History, vol. 25, no. 3, Fall 1998, pp. 398-418, p. 403 (repr.);
Claire Perry, Pacific Arcadia - Images of California, 1600–1915, (New York/Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1999), p. 81, fig. 17 (repr.);
Diana Strazdes, ""The Millionaire's Palace: Leland Stanford's Commission for Pottier & Stymus,"" Winterthur Portfolio, Winter 2001, Volume 34, Numbers 4, p. 240, Fig. 24 (ill.);
Betsy G. Fryberger, The Changing Garden: Four Centuries of European and American Art, Stanford, 2003 (exhibition catalogue), pp. 62 and 70, fig. 28 (repr.);
Edward Ball, “The Inventor and the Tycoon” (Doubleday, New York, 2013). pg. 299, repr.;
The Register of the Museum of Art, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, vol. II No. 5, Dec. 1960 "A Floral Still Life by Thomas Hill" with bibliography. See 59.35 for biography of Thomas Hill.
Yinshi Lerman-Tan, "The Rug on the Lawn: The Seven Riddles of Palo Alto Spring" in "The Art of Description" Kara Mason ed. (Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford, 2014). pg., 6, 11, and cover, repr.;
Carol Osborne, "Museum Builders in the West", (Stanford University Museum of Art), 1986, fig. 37;
Roland De Wolk, "American Disruptor: The Scandalous Life of Leland Stanford" (University of California Press, Oakland, 2019). Fig. 22, repr.
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Representations of real individuals that are intended to capture a known or supposed likeness; for representations of fictional or mythological characters, use "figures (representations)." [March 1993 lead-in term added. April 1991 descriptor m
Canis familiaris (species)
Domesticated species of Canis, descended from Canis lupus and considered a subspecies in some classifications. Dogs come in a variety of shapes, and sizes and over 400 distinct breeds. All domestic or feral dogs are descended from Canis lupis or gray wolf. For more than 12,000 years, it has lived with humans as a hunting companion, protector, and as herders and guardians of sheep, goats, and cattle. Today, dogs are employed as aids to the blind and disabled, or for police work. In Western art, dogs have generally come to symbolize faithfulness and loyalty, however, in other cultures they can symbolizes a varity of traits, ranging from unclean to seducer.
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