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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Rembrandt Peale, American (Bucks County, PA 1778 - 1860 Philadelphia, PA)
John Warren (1753 - 1815)
John Warren (1753-1815)
Work Type
c. 1805-1815
Creation Place: North America, United States
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Physical Descriptions
Oil on canvas
73.7 x 62.2 cm (29 x 24 1/2 in.)
framed: 98.4 x 88.3 x 11.1 cm (38 3/4 x 34 3/4 x 4 3/8 in.)
Dr. John Warren, the sitter; to his son, Dr. John Collins Warren, 1815; to his son, Jonathan Mason Warren, 1856; to his son, Dr. John Collins Warren, 1867; to his son, Dr. John Warren, 1927; to his nephew Dr. Richard Warren, 1928; his gift to the Harvard Medical School, 1982.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Dr. Richard Warren to the Harvard Medical School, 1982
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Samuel Francis Batchelder, Bits of Harvard History, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1924), ill. p. 158

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. 441, cat. 2275

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. 42-43, 79, cat. 45, ill.

Francis Daniels Moore, A Miracle and a Privilege: Recounting a Half Century of Surgical Advance, National Academy Press / Joseph Henry Press (Washington, D.C., 1995), pl. 6

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), p. 391, cat. 354, ill.

Exhibition History

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

A Broad Foundation: Milestones of Medical Education at Harvard, 1783-2003, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, 10/01/2003 - 06/30/2004

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