Live Auction for Original Harvard Artwork

Auction takes place at June 6 Annual Dinner

Artist:   Robert Childress (1915 - 1983)

Oil pastel on paper

ca. 1970

13 x 18.5" (sight size)

18.5 x 24" (framed)

Signed lower left

Estimated Value:  $250 - $500

This original piece, which has been donated to the Harvard Club shows the Charles River on an autumn afternoon, seen from the south bank.  Two singlesculls are about to pass beneath the Weeks Bridge.  The Weld (Radcliffe) Boathouse is seen through one of the arches of the bridge and the cupola of Eliot House is visible through trees.  The artist's son, Brooks, AB '62, lived in Eliot House.

All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Harvard Club's book prize program.  Brooks Childress, who grew up in Old Saybrook, was a recipient of the Harvard Book Prize.

Want to Own this Artwork?

The easiest way to take this artwork home is to come to the Annual Dinner ready to bid.  Reserve your dinner tickets.  The item will be auctioned at the Annual Dinner on a reserve basis.  If you cannot come to the dinner, but would like to participate in the auction, please email club president, Bob Mazzone at and provide your maximum bid. 

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