Portrait of a Woman

Edwin Plummer, American, 1802 - 1880


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about 1828

Transparent and opaque watercolor over graphite on wove paper

Sheet: 4 1/2 × 3 7/16 in. (11.5 × 8.8 cm)

Frame: 5 1/2 × 4 3/4 in. (14 × 12.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of M. Elaine Tefft and the late Stanton E. Tefft, in memory of Gerald and Dorothy Shea



North America, United States


19th century

Object Name




Not on view


Inscribed, on reverse, in light graphite: B (G?) / HC / 18??

Course History

HIST 9.01, America: From Invasion to Independence, Paul Musselwhite, Fall 2019

WRIT 7.24, Past Imperfect, Cynthia Monroe, Spring 2019

WRIT 7.24, Past Imperfect, Cynthia Monroe, Spring 2019

Exhibition History

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.

American Art, Colonial to Modern, Israel Sack Gallery and Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 31, 2019-January 20, 2020.

Published References

Reference: Deborah M. Child, “Edwin Plummer and his ‘Portrait Likenesses,’” in Antiques and Fine Art Magazine, vol. 11, issue 3 (Summer/Autumn 2011), http://www.afanews.com/articles/item/826-edwin-plummer-and-his-portrait-likenesses#.UWSHL6I3sl8


Gerald and Dorothy Shea, New York City and Bedford and Wolfeboro, New Hampshire; sold (either via Gerald Shea’s estate auction sale or directly) in the late 1970s or early 1980s to M. Elaine Tefft, Bedford, New Hampshire; transferred to the Marie Elaine Tefft Revocable Trust in September, 2003; given to present collection, 2014.

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