Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02115 Accession Number: 25.639
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. 241.
A preliminary study for the mural installed over the doors to the museum's library depicts a seated male figure holding calipers up to measure the distance between the stars over head. Seated behind him is a female figure looking up at the stars and taking notes with a quill pen held in her right hand, and a small notebook open on her lap.
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Science
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Astronomy
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums