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Identification and Creation
Object Number
H355
People
Nahum Ball Onthank, American (Holliston, MA 1823 - 1888 Boston, MA)
Charles Sumner (1811-1874)
Title
Charles Sumner (1811-1874)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1868
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/304726
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
137.8 x 106 cm (54 1/4 x 41 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.r.: Onthank 1868
Provenance
Bequeathed from the artist to his son, Arthur Onthank; his gift to Harvard University, 1927.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Arthur Onthank, son of Nahum B. Onthank, to Harvard University, 1927
Object Number
H355
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Laura M. Huntsinger, Harvard Portraits: A Catalogue of Portrait Paintings at Harvard University, ed. Alan Burroughs, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1936), pp. 131-132

Arthur Onthank, The Onthank Family: Its History and Genealogy, Martinsville Reporter Press (Martinsville, IN, 1959), p. 71

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, cat. 331, ill.

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