- Identification and Creation
- 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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