Coffee Time in America

Paul Sample, American, 1896 - 1974


about 1947-1948

Oil on canvas

Overall: 34 × 40 in. (86.4 × 101.6 cm)

Frame: 46 × 52 in. (116.8 × 132.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Judith D. and Charles H. Hood, Class of 1951

Photograph courtesy of James D. Julia Auctioneers, Fairfield, Maine, USA



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

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Research Area


Not on view


Signed, lower left; titled, in graphite.


Benton & Bowles (Aderverising Agency), New York [commissioned by the General Foods, Corporation, New York to create a Maxwell Houe Coffee Ad] commissioned the artist, about 1947; private collection; James D. Julia Auction, August 24, 2005; sold to The Caldwell Gallery, Manlius, New York; August 24, 2005; sold to Judith D. and Charles H. Hood (1929-2016), Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, 2005; lent to present collection, 2010; given to present collection, 2017.

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