Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02115 Accession Number: 25.637
Troyen, Carol, et al., "American Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue," Boston, MA: Museum of Fine Arts, 1997, pg. 240.
A preliminary study for the mural installed over the doors to the museum's library depicts an allegorical male figure of Philosophy seated with his legs crossed, his left elbow resting on his lap, and his chin resting against his left hand. He wears loose drapery and a laurel wreath on his head.
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Philosophy
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums