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
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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