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Identification and Creation
Object Number
H408
People
Frank Hector Tompkins, American (Hector, NY 1847 - 1922 Boston, MA)
Benjamin Rand (1856-1934)
Title
Benjamin Rand (1856-1934)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1917
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/304803
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
101.4 x 81.3 cm (39 15/16 x 32 in.)
framed: 115.6 x 95.6 x 4.5 cm (45 1/2 x 37 5/8 x 1 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: u.r.: F. H. Tompkins / 1917
  • inscription: u.r., painted and incised: [painted:] To my friend / [incised:] Benjamin / Rand. / Ph.D. / [painted:] Librarian / of the / Emerson / Philosophical / Library / [incised, spelled out vertically:] HARVARD
Provenance
Presumably gift of the artist to Benjamin Rand.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Benjamin Rand to the University Portrait Collection, 1931
Object Number
H408
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. 113-114

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. 367, cat. 298, ill.

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