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Identification and Creation
Object Number
H133
People
Unidentified Artist
Washington Very (1815 - 1853)
Title
The Reverend Washington Very (1815-1853)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
c. 1840
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/311064
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
68.9 x 56.5 cm (27 1/8 x 22 1/4 in.)
framed: 84.5 x 71.8 x 6.4 cm (33 1/4 x 28 1/4 x 2 1/2 in.)
Provenance
Francis E. and Lydia L.A. Very, Salem, MA, the sitter's sisters; their gift to Harvard College, 1896.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Francis E. and Lydia L. A. Very to Harvard College, 1896
Object Number
H133
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. 41

Laura M. Huntsinger, Harvard Portraits: A Catalogue of Portrait Paintings at Harvard University, ed. Alan Burroughs, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1936), pp. 136-137

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. 500-01, cat. 464, ill.

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