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Identification and Creation
Object Number
H3
People
Unidentified Artist
Benjamin Wadsworth (1669/70-1737)
Title
Benjamin Wadsworth (1669/70-1737)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
17th-18th c.
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/304883
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
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)
Provenance
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
H3
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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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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