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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Wellman Morrison, American (Campton, NH 1815 - 1857 Boston, MA)
Charles Sumner (1811-1874)
Charles Sumner (1811-1874)
Work Type
Persistent Link

Physical Descriptions

Oil on canvas
76.5 x 63.8 cm (30 1/8 x 25 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: W. Morrison / 1856


Recorded Ownership History
From the estate of the artist to the Reverend Oliver C. Everett, administrator of the estate, 1857; gift of Oliver C. Everett to Harvard College, 1874.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Oliver C. Everett to Harvard College, 1874
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • "A Young Artist", Boston Evening Transcript (April 1, 1857), p. 2
  • 1874 Harvard College Treasurer's Statement, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, 1874), p. 5
  • Charles C. Chatfield & Co., The College Courant. A Weekly Journal Devoted to College Interests, Science, and Literature (New Haven, CT, 1874), p. 188
  • Justin Winsor, The Memorial History of Boston, James R. Osgood & Co. (Boston, MA, 1882), p. 392
  • Edward Lillie Pierce, Memoir and Letters of Charles Sumner, Roberts Brothers (Boston, MA, 1894), vol. 4, p. 609
  • William Garrott Brown, A List of Portraits in the Various Buildings of Harvard University, Harvard University Library (Cambridge, MA, 1898), p. 39
  • Laura M. Huntsinger, Harvard Portraits: A Catalogue of Portrait Paintings at Harvard University, ed. Alan Burroughs, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1936), pp. 131-132, ill. p. 131
  • 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. 348-49, 366, cat. 313, ill.

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