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Identification and Creation
Object Number
William Morris Hunt, American (Brattleboro, VT 1824 - 1879 Isles of Shoals, NH)
James Walker (Burlington, Massachusetts 1794-1874 Cambridge, Massachusetts)
James Walker (1794-1874)
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Oil on canvas
92.1 x 71.1 cm (36 1/4 x 28 in.)
framed: 122.2 x 101.6 x 9.2 cm (48 1/8 x 40 x 3 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.r.: W. M. Hunt/1860
Gift of Class of 1860 to Harvard College, 1860.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Class of 1860 to Harvard College, 1860
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

William Garrott Brown, A List of Portraits in the Various Buildings of Harvard University, Harvard University Library (Cambridge, MA, 1898), p. 42

Laura M. Huntsinger, Harvard Portraits: A Catalogue of Portrait Paintings at Harvard University, ed. Alan Burroughs, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1936), p. 140, ill. p. 139

Bessie Zaban Jones and Lyle Gifford Boyd, The Harvard College Observatory: The First Four Directorships, 1839-1919, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1971), p. 94, fig. 19

Martha J. Hoppin, "William Morris Hunt: Aspects of his Work" (1974), Unpublished and Harvard University, pp. 78-79, fig. 68

Henry Adams and Martha J. Hoppin, William Morris Hunt: A Memorial Exhibition, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1979), pp. 13, 14

Sally Webster, William Morris Hunt 1824 - 1879, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England, 1991), p. 49

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. 271, cat. 218, ill.

Exhibition History

Introduction to Harvard University, Isetan Department Store, Tokyo, 04/01/1974 - 04/30/1974

William Morris Hunt: A Memorial Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 06/26/1979 - 08/19/1979

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