Identification and Creation
Object Number
Charles Osgood, American (Salem, MA 1809 - 1890 Salem, MA)
Sir Richard Saltonstall (1586 - 1658)
Sir Richard Saltonstall (1586-1658), after a 17th-century Dutch original attributed to Abraham de Vries (c. 1590-1650/52)
Work Type
c. 1840-1852
Creation Place: North America, United States
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Physical Descriptions
Oil on canvas
88.2 x 64.9 cm (34 3/4 x 25 9/16 in.)
framed: 120.7 x 97.8 x 7.6 cm (47 1/2 x 38 1/2 x 3 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: inscribed verso (not in artist's hand): from Original painted in Holland in 1644/copied by Robert Gordon Hardie 1899"
    (an execution date of 1899 is inconsistent with the date of gift, recorded as 1852; the mark is not in artist's hand, and is incorrect)
Gift of Leverett Saltonstall to Harvard College, 1852
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Leverett Saltonstall to Harvard College, 1852
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. 37

Laura M. Huntsinger, Harvard Portraits: A Catalogue of Portrait Paintings at Harvard University, ed. Alan Burroughs, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1936), p. 120

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. 356, cat. 1889

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), p. 88

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.368-69, cat. 333, ill.

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