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Identification and Creation
Object Number
H391
People
Charles Thomas Wells, American (Hartford, CT 1839 - 1909 Hartford, CT)
Horace Wells (1815 - 1848)
Title
Horace Wells (1815-1848)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1870s
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/304772
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
76.2 x 63.5 cm (30 x 25 in.)
framed: 107.6 x 90.2 x 10.2 cm (42 3/8 x 35 1/2 x 4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: CTW [monogram]
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Dr. Charles P. Briggs to the Harvard School of Dental Medicine Museum, 1927
Object Number
H391
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), p. 144

Richard J. Wolfe and Leonard F. Menczer, I Awaken to Glory, Essays Celebrating the Sesquicentennial of the Discovery of Anesthesia by Horace Wells, Boston Medical Library (Boston, 1994), 345-47; illus. 35

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. 395, cat. 426, ill.

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