Richard Westall, English, 1765 - 1836



Oil on canvas

Canvas: 30 3/4 × 21 3/4 in. (78.1 × 55.2 cm)

Frame: 39 15/16 × 30 1/4 in. (101.4 × 76.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Henry H. Erbe III, Class of 1984 and Margaret Trevisani Erbe, Tuck 1989



Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Nazi-Era Provenance Research

Not on view

Course History

ENGL 22, The Rise of the Novel, Alysia Garrison, Spring 2015

ENGL 75.2, Climate Fiction, Alysia Garrison, Spring 2019

HUM 1, Dialogue with the Classics, Andrea Tarnowski, Spring 2019

HUM 1.02/HUM 1.03/HUM 1.04, Dialogues with the Classics, Carolyn Dever, Paul Carranza, Antonia Gomez, Fall 2019

HUM 1.05/HUM 1.06/HUM 1.07, Dialogues with the Classics, Klaus Mladek, Michelle Clarke, Andrea Tarnowski, Fall 2019

ENGL 23.01, Romantic Literature: Aesthetics and Ideology from the French Revolution to ,, Winter 2021

Exhibition History

A Space for Dialogue 87, The Tortured Soul: Exploring the Excesses of Human Emotion, Laura Dorn, Class of 2015, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 11-May 24, 2015.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July-September 2013.

Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hood Museum of Ar, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 26- November 22, 2013.

Pre-Raphealite Gallery, Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1996-2005.

The Myth and Madness of Ophelia, Mead Art Museum, Amherst, Massachusetts, October 26–December 16, 2001.

Published References

Friedman, Winifred H. Boydell’s Shakespeare Gallery. New York: Garland Publishing Inc., 1976. West, Shearer. "John Boydell. Grove Dictionary of Art (subscription required). Ed. Jane Turner. London; New York: Grove/Macmillan, 1996. ISBN 1-884446-00-0. Retrieved on 26 November 2007. Richard J. Westall, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004


Purchased in London, England, in the early 1990s [bought-in: Sotheby's, Colonade, British Paintings & Watercolours, Sale LN4744 FOL, Lot 86 , December 14, 1994]; collection of Henry H. Erbe III and Margaret Trevisani Erbe, Boston, Massachusetts; given to present collection, 2013.

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