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Identification and Creation
Object Number
William Page, American (Albany, NY 1811 - 1885 Staten Island, NY)
After Moritz Kellerhoven, German (Allenrath 1758 - 1830 Munich, Germany)
Benjamin Thompson (1753-1814)
Sir Benjamin Thompson, later Count Rumford (1753-1814), after Moritz Kellerhoven (1758-1830)
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Oil on canvas
60.1 x 50.7 cm (23 11/16 x 19 15/16 in.)
framed: 88.5 x 78.2 cm (34 13/16 x 30 13/16 in.)
Purchased from the artist by the Harvard Corporation for Harvard College, 1843.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Commissioned by the Harvard Corporation for Harvard College,1843
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), pp. 36, 40

Laura M. Huntsinger, Harvard Portraits: A Catalogue of Portrait Paintings at Harvard University, ed. Alan Burroughs, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1936), p. 133

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. 405, cat. 2135

Frank N. Jones, "The Libraries of the Harvard Houses", Harvard Library Bulletin, Harvard University Library (Cambridge, MA, Autumn 1948), vol. II, no. 3, pp. 362-377, p. 365

Joshua C. Taylor, William Page: The American Titian, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL, 1957), pp. 65, 274, no. 111

"The Portraits in the Faculty Room, University Hall", Harvard Alumni Bulletin (October 12, 1963), vol. 66, p. 75

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. 378-79, cat. 343, ill.

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