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Identification and Creation
Object Number
H617
People
Thomas Buchanan Read, American (Chester County, PA 1822 - 1872 New York, NY)
Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)
Title
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1859
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States, Massachusetts, Boston
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/305017
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
82.2 x 68.9 cm (32 3/8 x 27 1/8 in.)
framed: 96.5 x 83.5 x 4.8 cm (38 x 32 7/8 x 1 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: on verso: June 27, 1859
Provenance
Purchased by Eugene Bernat, Boston.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Mr. Eugene Bernat to Harvard University, 1966
Object Number
H617
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Louise Todd Ambler, Early Science at Harvard: Innovators and Their Instruments, 1765 - 1865, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, December 1969-January 1970), pp. 68-69, cat. 73, ill.

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. 411-412, cat. 371, ill.

Exhibition History

Early Science at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 12/18/1969 - 02/01/1970

Introduction to Harvard University, Isetan Department Store, Tokyo, 04/01/1974 - 04/30/1974

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