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Identification and Creation
Object Number
H670
People
Attributed to John Wesley Jarvis, American (South Shields, England 1780 - 1840 New York, NY)
Caroline Howard Gilman (1794 - 1888)
Previously attributed to John Vanderlyn, American (Kingston, NY 1775 - 1852 Kingston, NY)
Previously attributed to Henry Inman, American (Utica, NY 1801 - 1846 New York, NY)
Title
Caroline Howard Gilman (Mrs. Samuel Gilman) (1794-1888)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
c. 1820
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/302054
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
76.5 x 63.5 cm (30 1/8 x 25 in.)
framed: 94.6 x 81.9 x 6.4 cm (37 1/4 x 32 1/4 x 2 1/2 in.)
Provenance
Purchased by Sarah Bryant Fay (1855-1938), grand-niece of Caroline Howard Gilman, from the Ehrich Galleries, New York (as by John Vanderlyn), 1926; gift to her niece, Margaret Fay Motley (b. 1882); bequeathed to her daughter, Phyllis Motley Lawrence (Mrs. William Lawrence); gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Lawrence to Harvard University, 1982.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Lawrence, 1982
Object Number
H670
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

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. 303, cat. 263, ill.

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