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Identification and Creation

Object Number
George Fuller, American (Deerfield, MA 1822 - 1884 Brookline, MA)
Henry Ware Sr. (1764 - 1845)
After James Frothingham, American (Charlestown, MA 1786 - 1864 Brooklyn, NY)
Henry Ware Sr. (1764-1845), after James Frothingham (1786-1864)
Work Type
c. 1877
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Physical Descriptions

Oil on canvas
91.3 x 73.6 cm (35 15/16 x 29 in.)
framed: 125 x 106.4 x 10.5 cm (49 3/16 x 41 7/8 x 4 1/8 in.)


Recorded Ownership History
Dr. Charles E. Ware, the sitter's son; his gift to Harvard College, 1879.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Dr. Charles E. Ware to Harvard College, 1879
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Josiah B. Millet, ed., George Fuller, His Life and Works, A Memorial Volume, Houghton Mifflin Company (Cambridge, MA, 1886), p. 90
  • William Garrott Brown, A List of Portraits in the Various Buildings of Harvard University, Harvard University Library (Cambridge, MA, 1898), p. 42
  • Laura M. Huntsinger, Harvard Portraits: A Catalogue of Portrait Paintings at Harvard University, ed. Alan Burroughs, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1936), pp. 141-142
  • Marc Arkin, "The Force of Ancient Manners: Federalist Politics and the Unitarian Controversy Revisited", Journal of the Early Republic (Winter 2002), vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 575-610, ill. p. 579
  • 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.210, 218, 367, cat. 169, ill.

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