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Identification and Creation
Object Number
H31
People
William Henry Furness, Jr., American (Pennsylvania 1827 - 1867 Cambridge, MA)
Charles Sumner (1811-1874)
Title
Charles Sumner (1811-1874)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1856
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/304565
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
sight: 80.3 x 70.6 cm (31 5/8 x 27 13/16 in.)
framed: 116.5 x 103.5 x 12.4 cm (45 7/8 x 40 3/4 x 4 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: l.r.: "unfinished"
  • label: plaque "CHARLES SUMNER/ PAINTED BY W.H. FURNESS JR 1856/ HARVARD COLLEGE ______ ______ FURNESS 188_". (inscription partly illegible, very dirty)
Provenance
Bequest of the Rev. Dr. William H. Furness, father of the artist, to Harvard College, 1896
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Bequest of the Rev. Dr. William H. Furness, father of the artist, to Harvard College, 1896
Object Number
H31
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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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. 39

Laura M. Huntsinger, Harvard Portraits: A Catalogue of Portrait Paintings at Harvard University, ed. Alan Burroughs, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1936), p. 131

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Virginia Anderson, and Kimberly Orcutt, ed., American Paintings at Harvard, Volume Two, Paintings, Drawings, Pastels and Stained Glass by Artists Born 1826-1856, Harvard Art Museums and Yale University Press (U.S.) (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT, 2008), p. 108, cat. 73, ill.

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. 349, 366

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