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Identification and Creation
Object Number
H200
People
Henry Peters Gray, American (New York, New York 1819 - 1877 New York, New York)
James Smith (1804 - 1877)
Title
James Smith (1804-1877)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1855
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/311447
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
68.6 x 56.5 cm (27 x 22 1/4 in.)
framed: 90.2 x 78.7 x 1.9 cm (35 1/2 x 31 x 3/4 in.)
Provenance
Probably commissioned by the sitter, 1855; descent through the family to the sitter's foster son, George Smith; his gift to Harvard University, 1902.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Bequest of George Smith to Harvard University, 1902
Object Number
H200
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Laura M. Huntsinger, Harvard Portraits: A Catalogue of Portrait Paintings at Harvard University, ed. Alan Burroughs, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1936), p. 125

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. 227-28, cat. 176, ill.

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