William Cullen Bryant, Daniel Webster, and Washington Irving

Daniel Huntington, American, 1816 - 1906

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1852

Graphite and brown and black ink, heightened with white chalk and opaque white watercolor on tan (discolored to brown) illustration board

Sheet: 13 3/16 × 17 5/8 in. (33.5 × 44.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Transferred from Baker Library, Dartmouth College

D.968.66

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Drawing

Classification

Drawing

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, dated, and inscribed, in ink, lower right: D. Huntington del / at Cooper Festival / 24 Feby 1852 / Irving Webster & Bryant [last two names in graphite; "Irving" written in ink, over area of the board that has been scraped down]

Exhibition History

The Godlike Black Dan, A Selection of Portraits from Life in Commemoration of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Daniel Webster, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., no. 17, June 4-November 28, 1982.

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.

From Copley to Dove: American Drawings and Watercolors at Dartmouth, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 11-May 25, 1989 (no cat.).

Artists Reception, Dodsworth's Hall, New York, New York, March 1860.

Publication History

James Barber and Frederick Voss, The Godlike Black Dan, A Selection of Portraits from Life in Commemoration of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Daniel Webster, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1982, p. 47, no. 17.

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. 19, 80, 253, ill. p. 81, no. 14.

Provenance

Dartmouth College Library; transferred to present collection, by 1968.

Old Number

Webster.Iconog.5

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