Kīlauea by Moonlight

Jules Tavernier, American (born France), 1844 - 1889


about 1885-1889

Oil on panel

Overall: 4 13/16 × 7 1/16 in. (12.2 × 17.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Bequest of Dr. Frank P. Stetz, in loving memory of David Stewart Hull, Class of 1960.



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed twice (artist's hand?), in brush and ink, on reverse: Jules Tavernier; numbered, in graphite, on reverse: A7132; numbered, in red pencil, on gummed circular label on reverse [also some illegible printing]: 1258; numbered, in black marker, twice on frame reverse: 13439; numbered, in black marker, on frame reverse: 739; inscribed on modern hand-lettered, gilded wood frame label, front of frame: Kilauea By Moonlight / JULES TAVERNIER / 1849-1889

Exhibition History

This Land: American Engagement with the Natural World, Owen Robertson Cheatham Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 5–July 22, 2022.


Christies, New York, American paintings auction [Bloch sale], c. 1990-91; sold to David Stewart Hull, New York; bequeathed to Frank P. Stetz, New York; bequeathed to present collection, 2009

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