Banjo Clock

George G. Brewster, American, active mid - 19th century


1832 (clock works)

Wood, glass, brass, iron, paint and gilt

Overall: 32 11/16 × 10 1/16 × 3 9/16 in. (83 × 25.5 × 9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Cynthia N. Travers and Bruce H. Nichols in memory of Hinsdale Smith Jr., Class of 1926



North America, United States


19th century

Object Name



Decorative Arts

Not on view


Inscribed, in ink, on paper adhered inside on backing behind the painting: Banjo Clock / Bought by True Ball / (Mrs. James A. Laighton / Cousin) / Bought by / Am. M. Laighton / (Hills grandfather) / Then came to / James A. Laighton / Then Am. B. Laighton. / to go to / Marjorie L. Pearson [underlined]; inscribed, in graphite, on masonite backing behind the painting: CLOCK WORKS / Made By / G.G. BREWSTER / PORTSMOUTH 1832


From the Estate of Hinsdale Smith, Jr., Class of 1926 to Cynthia N. Travers and Bruce H. Nichols; previous owners (from an inscription): True Ball (Mrs. James A. Laighton‘s cousin); Am. M. Laighton (Hill‘s grandfather); James A. Laighton; Am. B. Laighton; Marjorie L. Pearson.

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