The Last Moments of Tom Coffin

Thomas Sully, American, 1783 - 1872

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1824

Black ink wash with traces of pen and brown ink over graphite on wove paper, with watercolor wash border

Sheet: 7 7/16 x 2 5/16 in. (18.9 x 5.9 cm)

Mount: 8 11/16 x 11 1/8 in. (22.1 x 28.2 cm)

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

D.999.39

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Drawing

Classification

Drawing

Not on view

Inscription

Signed and dated, lower left: TS [in monogram] 1824; inscribed, on mount, lower center: "The last moments of Tom Coffin" Designed from Coopers novel of the "Pilot". Presented by Thos. Sully / to his friend J. Neagle. 1827; inscribed, by Neagle, on mount lower left: (NB [in monogram]. The above is written by Mr. Sully)

Course History

ENGL 29, American Fiction to 1900, Colleen Boggs, Spring 2014

Exhibition History

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 2-November 1, 2009.

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.

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.

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. 19, 41, 60, 251, ill. p. 61, no. 4.

Provenance

The artist; to John Neagle (1796-1865), 1827; by descent to Neagle's Great-granddaughter, Mrs. E.H. Brodhead Jr.; Sotheby's Arcade Auction, New York, "American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture," March 25, 1997, lot 108A; to Spanierman Gallery, LLC, New York; sold to present collection, 1999.

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