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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
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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.)


Recorded Ownership History
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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