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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Unidentified Artist
Benjamin Wadsworth (1669/70-1737)
Benjamin Wadsworth (1669/70-1737)
Work Type
17th-18th c.
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Oil on canvas
82.5 x 69.5 cm (32 1/2 x 27 3/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • label: back: The Portrait of President Wadsworth/Presented Harvard University By/Rev. Dr. Wadsworth of Danvers (placed under mylar 1/24/01)
Gift of the Rev. Dr. Benjamin Wadsworth to Harvard College (before 1880)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of the Rev. Dr. Benjamin Wadsworth to Harvard College (before 1880)
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

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. 137-138, ill. p. 137

Historical Records Survey, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Works Progress Administration, American Portraits, 1620-1825, found in Massachusetts, Volumes 1 and 2, Historical Records Survey (Boston, MA, 1939), p. 424, cat. 2240

Francesca Bewer, A Laboratory for Art: Harvard's Fogg Museum and the Emergence of Conservation in America, 1900-1950, Harvard Art Museum and Yale University Press (U.S.) (Cambridge, MA, 2010), p. 202, fig. 428

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