The Menemon Sanford

James Bard, American, 1815 - 1897

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1855

Oil on canvas

Overall: 29 1/2 × 50 in. (74.9 × 127 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Florence and Lansing Porter Moore 1937 Fund

2005.41

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

19th century

Object Name

Painting

Research Area

Painting

Not on view

Inscriptions

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].

Course History

COLT 73, 101, Spectacle and Exhibitionism, Michelle Warren, Winter 2012

Exhibition History

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.

Publication History

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.

Provenance

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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