Identification and Creation
Object Number
John Trumbull, American (Lebanon, CT 1756 - 1843 New York, NY)
Christopher Gore (1758 - 1827)
Christopher Gore (1758-1827)
Work Type
c. 1816
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Oil on canvas
76.2 x 63.1 cm (30 x 24 13/16 in.)
framed: 101.3 x 88.6 x 8.3 cm (39 7/8 x 34 7/8 x 3 1/4 in.)
Christopher Gore (1758-1827); to his wife, Rebecca Amory Payne (1759-1834); upon her death in 1834 to her nephew, William E. Payne Esq. (1804-1838); his gift to Harvard University, 1834.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Dr. William E. Payne, 1834
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. 20

Laura M. Huntsinger, Harvard Portraits: A Catalogue of Portrait Paintings at Harvard University, ed. Alan Burroughs, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1936), p. 63

Historical Records Survey, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Works Progress Administration, American Portraits, 1620-1825, found in Massachusetts, Volumes 1 and 2, Historical Records Survey (Boston, MA, 1939), p. 171, cat. 893

Mary Bartlett Cowdrey, American Academy of Fine Arts and American Art-Union: Exhibition Record, 1816-1852, New York Historical Society (New York, NY, 1953), p. 355

Irma B. Jaffe, John Trumbull: Patriot-Artist of the American Revolution, New York Graphic Society (Boston, 1975), p. 309

Peter A. Wick, "Gore Place", The Magazine Antiques (New York, NY, 1976)

Andrew Oliver, Ann Millspaugh Huff, and Edward W. Hanson, Portraits in the Massachusetts Historical Society: An Illustrated Catalogue with Descriptive Matter, Massachusetts Historical Society (Boston, MA, 1988), pp. 43-44

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), pp. 481-82, cat. 445, ill.

Exhibition History

1816 Exhibition, American Academy of Fine Arts, 01/01/1816 - 12/31/1816

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