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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1976.5
People
Benjamin Franklin Eddy, American (Wethersfield, VT 1804 -after 1880)
After Matthew William Peters, British (1742 - 1814)
Title
The Gamesters, after Matthew William Peters
Other Titles
Former Title: The Card Players
Former Title: The Card Sharpers
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
c. 1840
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/227820
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on wood panel
Dimensions
37.5 x 43.5 cm (14 3/4 x 17 1/8 in.)
framed: 41.3 x 47.6 x 1.9 cm (16 1/4 x 18 3/4 x 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: verso: B. F. Eddy
  • label: No. 1 Front St Brooklyn L.
Provenance
Frederick H. Gibbens; bequest to Franklin H. Hooper, 1934; his gift to Harvard University, 1935; transferred to the Fogg Art Museum, 1976.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from the Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Franklin H. Hooper, Class of 1883, 1935
Accession Year
1976
Object Number
1976.5
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Mary Bartlett Cowdrey, National Academy of Design Exhibition Record, 1826-1860 (New York, NY, 1943), p. 143

"Playing with Money", The Wilson Quarterly (Autumn 1995), vol. 19, no. 4, ill. p. 9

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and Melissa Renn, American Paintings at Harvard, Volume One: Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels by Artists Born before 1826, Yale University Press (U.S.) and Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge and New Haven, 2014), p. 193, cat. 146, ill.

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