Dartmouth Campus

Paul Sample, American, 1896 - 1974



Oil on canvas

Canvas: 21 × 30 in. (53.3 × 76.2 cm)

Frame: 31 × 40 in. (78.7 × 101.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Martin Hopkins Potter, Class of 1964, and Andrew Hopkins Potter, Class of 1991, grandson and great-grandson of President Hopkins, Class of 1901



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed and dated, lower right: PAUL SAMPLE 45; Engraved on metal plaque on frame: DARTMOUTH CAMPUS / BY PAUL SAMPLE / PRESENTED TO / PRESIDENT ERNEST M. HOPKINS / BY THE / STUDENT BODY AT DARTMOUTH COLLEGE / NOVEMBER 1945; numbered three times on reverse of frame liner, in graphite: 730; numbered four times on reverse of inner member of frame, in graphite: 630; numbered three times on reverse of outer member of frame, in graphite: 730

Publication History

Ernest Martin Hopkins, This Our Purpose, Hanover: Dartmouth Publications, 1950, the painting is partially visible in a 1946 photograph by Adrian Bouchard of Ernest Martin Hopkins, opposite the title page.


Presented to President Ernest Martin Hopkins (1877-1964) by the student body of Dartmouth College, November, 1945; to his daughter, Ann Hopkins Potter Spahr; to her son, Martin H. Potter; given to present collection, 2015.

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