Bust of Homer

Charles Robert Leslie, English, 1794 - 1859

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about 1811-1815

Ink wash over graphite on wove paper, mounted on a separate sheet inscribed in pen and ink

Sheet: 4 13/16 × 3 3/4 in. (12.2 × 9.5 cm)

Mount: 8 3/4 × 11 3/16 in. (22.2 × 28.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Katharine T. and Merrill G. Beede 1929 Fund

D.998.12.2

Geography/Culture

Europe, Great Britain

Period

19th century

Object Name

Drawing

Classification

Drawing

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, lower left: C R Leslie; inscribed, on mount (presumably by John Neagle, who assembled the scrapbook): Homer. / Drawn in London, from the bust, by C. R. Leslie R.A. / and his name attached thereto in his own hand writing.

Exhibition History

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.

From Altarpiece to Portrait: Assembling a European Collection, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 17-July 21, 2019.

American Works on Paper to 1950: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Friends and Owen Robertson Cheatham Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 22-December 9, 2007.

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. 41, 64, ill. p. 240.

Provenance

The artist; John Neagle, Philadelphia (1796-1865) about 1825; Mrs. E. H. Brodhead, Jr.; Sotheby‘s Arcade Auction, "American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture", March 25, 1997, lot 108A; Spanierman Gallery, 1997, purchased at auction; Paul W. Worman, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 1998.

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