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Identification and Creation
Object Number
H69
People
James Frothingham, American (Charlestown, MA 1786 - 1864 Brooklyn, NY)
Samuel Dexter (1726-1810)
Title
Samuel Dexter (1726-1810), after John Johnston
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
c. 1814
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/304564
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on wood panel
Dimensions
92 x 71.7 cm (36 1/4 x 28 1/4 in.)
framed: 109.5 x 91.4 x 11.1 cm (43 1/8 x 36 x 4 3/8 in.)
Provenance
Gift of Samuel Dexter, son of Samuel Dexter (1726-1810), to Harvard College, 1814.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Samuel Dexter, son of Samuel Dexter (1725-1810), to Harvard College, 1814
Object Number
H69
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

William Howe Downes, "Boston Painters and Paintings, Part II: Allston and His Contemporaries", The Atlantic Monthly (August 1888), vol. 62, no. 370, pp. 258-266, p. 261

William Garrott Brown, A List of Portraits in the Various Buildings of Harvard University, Harvard University Library (Cambridge, MA, 1898), p. 15

Clarence Winthrop Bowen, History of Woodstock, Connecticut (Norwood, MA, 1926), ill. p. 183

Laura M. Huntsinger, Harvard Portraits: A Catalogue of Portrait Paintings at Harvard University, ed. Alan Burroughs, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1936), pp. 46-48

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. 110, cat. 626

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. 24, 211, cat. 161, ill.

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