Preparing to Fish (Boys Fishing)

James Henry Cafferty, American, 1819 - 1869

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about 1846

Oil on canvas

Overall: 19 15/16 x 16 in. (50.7 x 40.7 cm)

Frame: 23 3/16 x 19 1/4 in. (58.9 x 48.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Frank P. Stetz in memory of David Stewart Hull, Class of 1960

P.2004.83.12

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

Not on view

Inscription

[none]

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, 2009-present.

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 21, 2006-May 8, 2007.

Celebrating Twenty Years: Gifts in Honor of the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 11-December 12, 2005.

Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, April 1944-January 1948 [on loan from owner Joseph Katz]

Publication History

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 41, no. 22.

Katherine W. Hart et al., Celebrating Twenty Years: Gifts in Honor of the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2005, pp. 26, ill. p. 27, cat. no. 4.

David Stewart Hull, James Henry Cafferty, N.A.(1819-1869), New-York Historical Society, New York, 1986, illus. p.16.

Herman Warner Williams, Mirror to the American Past, Greenwich, Connecticut.: New York Graphic Society, 1973, p. 176. [referred to as Boys Fishing]

Provenance

American Art Union, New York, New York., 1846; Charles P. Marks, New York, New York.; Joseph Katz, Baltimore, Maryland; M. Knoedler & Co., New York, New York; Grant Jacks, New York, New York; RCA Corporate Collection, New York, New York; Christies Sale, New York, May 26, 1988, Lot 3; sold to David Stewart Hull, New York, New York, 1988; bequeathed to Frank P. Stetz, New York, New York, 1998; given to present collection, 2004.

Catalogue Raisonne

Hull no.26 (page 47 in catalogue raisonné section of David Stuart Hull, James Henry Cafferty, N.A. (1818-1869), New-York Historical Society, New York, 1986).

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