The Steamer, Menemon Sanford

James Bard, American, 1815 - 1897

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1854-1855

Graphite heightened with watercolor and white chalk on wove paper

Sheet: 26 11/16 × 47 in. (67.8 × 119.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund

D.964.133

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Drawing

Classification

Drawing

Not on view

Inscription

Signed and inscribed, lower right: DRAWN & PAINTED. BY JAMES BARD. NY / 162 PERRY ST; signed and inscribed, across top: The Steamer Menemon Sanford. Built under the superintendence of Charles B. Sanford-Commander / John Englis Builder N.Y. 1854. [ornamental device] J.D. Comstock, Purser [ornamental device] Picture Drawn & Painted JAMES BARD. N.Y. 162 PERRY ST. / Guion. [?] Boardman & Co Engine Builders. Neptune Iron Works N.Y. [ornamental device] Hiram Perry Joiner N.Y. [ornamental device] John A. Boutelle Ship Painter N.Y.

Course History

COLT 73, 101, Spectacle and Exhibitionism, Michelle Warren, Winter 2012

Exhibition History

Nineteenth-Century American Drawings, Beaumont-May Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 27-October 31, 1976 (no cat.).

New York World's Fair, New York State Exhibition, New York, New York, 1964.

Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 29-May 29, 2005; Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 24-September 11, 2005; National Academy Museum, New York City, New York, October 20-December 31, 2005.

Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 2006-November 7, 2006.

J. & J. Bard: Picture Painters, The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York, June 4-September 11, 1977 ("newspaper catalogue" reproducing Jean Lipman, "The Hudson River Museum: J. & J. Bard, Picture Painters, 5 June-11 September," New York Times, June 5, 1977 [no checklist or reference to this work]).

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.

Publication History

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Manchester, Vermont: Hudson Hills Press, 2005, pp. 20, 82, 253-254, ill. p. 83, no. 15.

Barbara J. MacAdam, James Bard's Painting Menemon Sanford Joins Its Original Drawing at the Hood, Hood Museum of Art Quarterly, No. 16, Summer 2006, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, p. 12.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 44, fig 25.

Provenance

Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York; sold to Terry DeLapp Gallery, Los Angeles; sold to present collection, 1964.

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