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Identification and Creation

Object Number
George Peter Alexander Healy, American (Boston, MA 1813 - 1894 Chicago, IL)
Edward Tyrrel Channing (1790 - 1836)
Edward Tyrell Channing (1790-1856)
Work Type
c. 1852
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Physical Descriptions

Oil on canvas
76.9 x 64.2 cm (30 1/4 x 25 1/4 in.)
framed: 104.8 x 92.1 x 9.5 cm (41 1/4 x 36 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.)


Recorded Ownership History
Gift of a large number of the alumni graduated since 1819 to Harvard College, 1852.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of a large number of the alumni graduated since 1819 to Harvard College, 1852
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • "How Harvard Destroyed Rhetoric", Harvard Magazine (July-August 1995), vol. 97, p. 39, p. 39, ill.
  • William Garrott Brown, A List of Portraits in the Various Buildings of Harvard University, Harvard University Library (Cambridge, MA, 1898), p. 11
  • Laura M. Huntsinger, Harvard Portraits: A Catalogue of Portrait Paintings at Harvard University, ed. Alan Burroughs, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1936), p. 36, ill.
  • Marie de Mare, G.P.A. Healy: American Artist, David McKay (New York, NY, 1954), p. 185
  • "The Portraits in the Faculty Room, University Hall", Harvard Alumni Bulletin (October 12, 1963), vol. 66, p. 75
  • Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, Peter G. Huenink, Earl A. Powell III, Harry Z. Rand, and Nanette C. Sexton, American Art at Harvard, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1972), cat. 63, ill.
  • Charles Paine, The Resistant Writer: Rhetoric as Immunity, 1850 to the Present, State University of New York Press (Albany, NY, 1999), cover ill.
  • Alfred G. Litton, "Edward Tyrell Channing", The American Renaissance in New England, Gale Group (Detroit, 2001), p. 38, ill.
  • Franklin E. Court, The Scottish Connection: The Rise of English Literary Study in Early America, Syracuse University Press (Syracuse, N.Y., 2001), ill. p. 62
  • 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. 30, 257, cat. 206, ill.

Exhibition History

  • The American Spirit in Portraiture, 1675 - 1900, Fogg Art Museum, 01/19/1951 - 02/24/1951
  • American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972

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