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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Raphaelle Peale, American (Annapolis, MD 1774 - 1825 Philadelphia, PA)
Artemas Ward (1727 - 1800)
Artemas Ward (1727-1800)
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Oil on canvas
painting: 67.3 × 57.2 cm (26 1/2 × 22 1/2 in.)
frame: 71.4 × 61.6 × 6 cm (28 1/8 × 24 1/4 × 2 3/8 in.)
sight: 64.8 × 54.9 cm (25 1/2 × 21 5/8 in.)
Artemas Ward; descended in his family to 1925; their gift to Harvard University, with contents of Artemas Ward House, Shrewsbury, MA, 1925; transferred to Harvard University Portrait Collection, 2006.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, General Artemas Ward House Museum, Shrewsbury MA, Bequest of Artemas Ward, 1925
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Ivan Gaskell and Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, "A Public Patriotic Museum:" Artworks and Artifacts from the General Artemas Ward House, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2006), p. 8, detail, ill. p. 1

Ivan Gaskell, "The Riddle of a Riddle", Contemporary Aesthetics, MPublishing, University of Michigan Library (Online, 2008), vol. 6, n.p., see footnote 4.

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. 29, 389-90, cat. 352, ill.

Exhibition History

Portraits of Patriots, State House, Charleston, S.C., 12/01/1795 - 03/31/1796; Unknown venue, Savannah, GA, 03/31/1796 - 12/31/1797; Unknown venue, Baltimore, MD, 03/31/1796 - 12/31/1797

"A Public Patriotic Museum": Artworks and Artifacts from the General Artemas Ward House, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/14/2006 - 02/11/2007

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