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: Gift of Cynthia N. Travers and Bruce H. Nichols in memory of Hinsdale Smith Jr., Class of 1926



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area

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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