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Identification and Creation
Object Number
H803
People
Sarah Gooll Putnam, American (Boston, MA 1851 - 1912 Chocorua, NH)
Henry Pickering Bowditch (1840 - 1911)
Title
Henry Pickering Bowditch (1840-1911)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1899
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/50447
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
91.4 x 74.3 cm (36 x 29 1/4 in.)
framed: 101.6 x 84.5 cm (40 x 33 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: u.r.: S. G. Putnam / '99
  • (not assigned): Wall plaque: "In memory of my husband, Manfred Bowditch,
    Born September 18, 1890 in Dresden, Germany;
    died June 29, 1960 in New York City.
    these two paintings of his parents,
    Professor Henry Pickering Bowditch
    and Selma (Knauth) Bowditch
    are bequeathed to the
    Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology
    by Elfrieda K. Bowditch"
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Elfrieda K. Bowditch, in memory of her husband, Manfred Bowditch, to the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Harvard Medical School
Object Number
H803
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Sarah Gooll Putnam, Diaries, 1860-1912 (1860-1912)., vol. 22, Nov. 29, 1898

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Virginia Anderson, and Kimberly Orcutt, ed., American Paintings at Harvard, Volume Two, Paintings, Drawings, Pastels and Stained Glass by Artists Born 1826-1856, Harvard Art Museums and Yale University Press (U.S.) (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT, 2008), p. 273, cat. 285, ill.

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