Peaceful Widow (Portrait of a Young Woman)

James Henry Cafferty, American, 1819 - 1869


not dated

Oil on canvas

Overall: 29 15/16 × 25 9/16 in. (76.1 × 64.9 cm)

Frame: 36 1/4 × 29 3/4 in. (92.1 × 75.6 cm)

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



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view




Christie’s East, New York, May 4, 1993, Sale 7415, Lot 9; sold to David Stuart Hull, New York, New York; bequeathed to Frank P. Stetz, New York, New York, 1998; given to present collection, 2004.

This record is part of an active database that includes information from historic documentation that may not have been recently reviewed. Information may be inaccurate or incomplete. We also acknowledge some language and imagery may be offensive, violent, or discriminatory. These records reflect the institution’s history or the views of artists or scholars, past and present. Our collections research is ongoing.

We welcome questions, feedback, and suggestions for improvement. Please contact us at: