Signed, dated, and inscribed, lower right: PICURE [sic] DRAWN & PAINED BY JAMES BARD / 162 PERRY St NY. 1855; dated and inscribed, lower left: Built by John Englis: foot of 10th ST EAST RIVER NY 1855; frame inscribed: Spanierman Gallery [Hudson River Museum exhibition label aslo on reverse of frame].
COLT 73, 101, Spectacle and Exhibitionism, Michelle Warren, Winter 2012
American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.
American Art, Colonial to Modern, Israel Sack Gallery and Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-September 12, 2021.
American Folk Art at the Hood Museum of Art (a thematic partial permanent gallery installation); Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, July 16, 2015.
J. & J Bard: Picture Painters, The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York, June 5-September 11, 1977.
Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 2006-November 7, 2006.
Barbara J. MacAdam, James Bard's Painting Menemon Sanford Joins Its Original Drawing at the Hood, Hood Museum of Art Quarterly, No. 16, Summer 2006, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, p. 12.
Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 44-5, no. 24.
Harold S. Sniffen and Alexander Crosby Brown, James and John Bard: Painters of Steamboat Portraits, Newport News, Virginia: The Mariners' Museum, 1949, no. 28 (listed as in the collection of John Englis, New York City)
The Mariners' Museum in collaboration with Anthony J. Peluso, Jr., The Bard Brothers: Painting America Under Steam and Sail, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, in association with The Mariners' Museum, 1997, 40, 168.
A. J. Peluso, J & J Bards: Picture Painters, New York, New York: Hudson River Press, 1977, 28, illus.
Barbar J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art (Manchester, Vt: Hudson-Hill Press), 2005, p.82, illus.
Barbara J. MacAdam, Building on Dartmouth's Historic American Collections: Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions since 1985, The Magazine Antiques, November 2007, New York: Brant Publications, color ill. p. 151.
Most likely painted for John Englis, builder of the Menmon Sanford; descended in his family to John Englis, New York City (as of 1949; deceased by 1973); Graham Gallery (together with Spanierman Galleries), New York, New York by 1973; sold to Mr. Everett F. Britz, Jr. (by 1974); Sotheby's, New York, New York, Important Americana.., Jan. 20, 21, & 23, 2005, lot 909 (failed to sell at auction); sold to present collection, 2005.
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