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Identification and Creation
Object Number
H419
People
Frederic Porter Vinton, American (Bangor, ME 1846 - 1911 Boston, MA)
Thomas Gold Appleton (1812 - 1884)
Title
Thomas Gold Appleton (1812-1884)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1878
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/304778
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
sight: 90.1 x 72.3 cm (35 1/2 x 28 7/16 in.)
framed: 124.5 x 109.2 x 10.2 cm (49 x 43 x 4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: u. r.: Fred'c P. Vinton/1878
  • label: bronze plaque below painting "THOMAS GOLD APPLETON, 1812-1884/ Essayist and Poet/ By Frederic Porter Vinton"
Provenance
Commissioned by Thomas Gold Appleton, 1878; estate of his brother Nathan Appleton, probably 1884; to his son William Sumner Appleton, 1911; to his sisters, Dorothy A. Weld, Eleanor A. Standen, and Gladys H. Winterbottom, 1951; their gift to Harvard College, 1952.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Dorothy A. Weld, Eleanor A. Standen and Gladys H. Winterbottom
Object Number
H419
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Laura M. Huntsinger, Harvard Portraits: A Catalogue of Portrait Paintings at Harvard University, ed. Alan Burroughs, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1936), p. 15

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Virginia Anderson, and Kimberly Orcutt, ed., American Paintings at Harvard, Volume Two, Paintings, Drawings, Pastels and Stained Glass by Artists Born 1826-1856, Harvard Art Museums and Yale University Press (U.S.) (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT, 2008), p. 377, cat. 409, ill.

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