Eastern Penitentiary

Unknown American, American
possibly Samuel Cowperthwaite, American, 19th century


about 1855

Gouache on paper mounted on cardboard with linen backing

Image: 8 × 16 9/16 in. (20.3 × 42.1 cm)

Sheet: 11 × 19 in. (27.9 × 48.3 cm)

Frame: 17 1/2 × 26 in. (44.5 × 66 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Olivia H. Parker and John O. Parker '58 Acquisition Fund



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

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Research Area


Not on view


Titled and dated, in center lower margin below image: EASTERN PENITENTIARY / PA. / 1855. [embossed?]; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse, center right margin: [horozontal line within a box].


Bruce Emond, Village Braider Antiques, Inc., Plymouth, Massachusettts; sold to present collection, 2018.

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