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Daniel Henchman, American, 1730 - 1775
Nathaniel Hurd, American, 1729 - 1777
Boston, Massachusetts

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1772-1773

Silver

Overall: 6 1/8 × 10 3/4 in. (15.6 × 27.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of John Wentworth, Royal Governor of New Hampshire, and friends, to the Reverend Eleazar Wheelock, D.D., President, and to his successors in that office

M.773.1

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Food Service

Research Area

Decorative Arts

Not on view

Inscriptions

Marked on bottom: Henchman [in rectangle]; engraved in calligraphic design on side: N. H. scp; engraved on side: His Excellency John Wentworth Esq.r [r superscript], / Governor of the Province of New Hampshire, / And those Friends who accompanied him / To Dartmouth College the first Commencement 1771. / In Testimony of their Gratitude and good Wishes / Present this to the / Rev.d [d superscript] Eleazer Wheelock, D. D. President / And to his Successors in that Office.

Course History

HIST 9.01, America: From Invasion to Independence, Paul Musselwhite, Fall 2019

Exhibition History

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.

American Art, Colonial to Modern, Israel Sack Gallery and Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-September 12, 2021.

American Church Silver of the Seventheenth and Eighteenth Centuries with a Few Pieces of Domestic Plate, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, July-December 1911 (no. 553).

American Decorative Art at Dartmouth, Dartmouth College Museum and Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 10-March 1, 1981, no. 22.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26-April 30, 1976.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 21-September 1979.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 10, 1977-February 16, 1978.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 12-November 10, 1977.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 26, 1985-January 12, 1986.

In Praise of America: American Decorative Arts, 1650-1830, National Gallery of Art, New York, New York, February 17-July 6, 1980.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 18-August 7, 1987.

New England Silver at Dartmouth College: A Tribute to Frank L. Harrington, Class of 1924, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 3-August 20, 1989, no. 38.

Upon This Occassion, loan exhibition of important presentation silver from colonial times to the present, Towle Silversmith Gallery, Newburyport, Massachusetts, June 1-November 1, 1955.

Publication History

Dick Hoefnagel and Virginia L. Close, Journey to Hanover, August 1771, Dartmouth College Library Bulletin, November 1995, Volume XXXVI, Number 1, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1995, pp. 2-16, ill. p. 7, 9, 10

Barbara J. MacAdam, New England Silver at Dartmouth College: A Tribute to Frank L. Harrington, Class of 1924, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1989, no. 38.

Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Barbara J. MacAdam, July 1985, p. 44-45, ill. p. 44.

Jaquelynn Baas and Charles Willard Moore, Treasures of the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1985, fig. 88, p. 106.

Margaret J. Moody, American Decorative Arts at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1981, no. 22.

Wendy A. Cooper, In Praise of America: American Decorative Arts, 1650-1830, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980, fig. 13.

"A Rare William III Montieth" The Magazine Antiques. Volume 66, 1954, p. 436.

Patricia E. Kane, "Nathaniel Hurd: The Life of a Colonial Silversmith and Engraver," in Porticus, Volume 20, Rochester, New York: Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, 2001, 10 pp., ill. p. 15, fig. 11.

Dick Hoefnagel with the collaboration of Virginia L. Close, Eleazar Wheelock and the Adventurous Founding of Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hanover Historical Society, The Durand Press, 2002, 143 pp., ill. p. 63, detail ill. pp. 64 + 65.

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. 13, ill. p. 13, fig. 1.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewlers, Hanover: University Press of New England, p. 538-541, 1998.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, frontispiece, p. 193, no. 162.

American Church Silver of the Seventheenth and Eighteenth Centuries with a Few Pieces of Domestic Plate, Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, p. 64. no. 553, ill. Plate 18.

John R. Stomberg, The Hood Now: Art and Inquiry at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2019, p. 104, ill. plate no. 35.

Provenance

John Wentworth (1737-1820), Royal Governor of New Hampshire, and friends, to the Reverend Eleazar Wheelock (1711-1779), D.D., President, and to his successors in that office; given to present collection, 1773.

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