Daniel Webster (Black Dan) (1782-1852), Class of 1801

Francis Alexander, American, 1800 - 1880

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1835

Oil on canvas

Overall: 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm)

Frame: 39 1/2 x 34 1/2 in. (100.33 x 87.63 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Dr. George C. Shattuck, Class of 1803

P.836.3

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, dated, and inscribed on reverse: Painted by Fr. Alexander for Dartmouth at Boston, 1835.

Exhibition History

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 2, 2009-November 11, 2010.

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.

Fred Wilson, So Much Trouble in the World - Believe It or Not!, Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 4-December 11, 2005.

The Godlike Black Dan, A Selection of Portraits from Life in Commemoration of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Daniel Webster, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., June 4-November 28, 1982.

Portraits at Dartmouth, Jaffe-Friede Galleries, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 10-April 16, 1978.

Collegiate Collections, 1776-1876, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, June 15-December 15, 1976, illus. no. 11.

Happy Birthday Daniel Webster, Carpenter Gallery, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 5, 1975-January 25, 1976.

Art and the Excited Spirit: America in the mid-19th Century, University of Michigan Museum, Ann Arbor, Michigan, March 19-May 14, 1972, no. 1.

Publication History

Various Editors (not given). Literature & Language. Evanston, Illinois: McDougal, Littell and Company. textbook, grade 11, page 231.

Remini, Robert, V. "Andrew Jackson, the Constitution, and the Bank War" in Constitution Magazine. New York, New York: Foudnation for the U.S. Constitution.

Making Law and Interpreting Law: The Role of the Supreme Court. Susan E. Green, Guidance Associates, 90 So. Bedford Road, Mt. Kisco, NY, 10549

Jack A. Garraty, Ed. Quarrels That Have Shaped the Constitution.

Ira Glackens. Did Molly Pitcher Say That?. Tenth Avenue Editions, Inc.

History Video (goes with textbook), Scott Foresman, A Division of Harper Collins Publishers,

Art and the Law. Sara Robbins, New York, Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Photosearch , Inc.

David J. Berg, Dartmouth '16 (for FS38: Advanced Animation, 16S), 2016, link to video: https://vimeo.com/168835700

E.J. Wagner, The Tell-Tale Murder, Smithsonian, Volume 41, Number 7, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian, 2010, ill. p. 68.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 33, no. 14.

Barbara Thompson, Fred Wilson, So Much Trouble in the World - Believe It or Not!, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2005.

Meg Thering '05, Editor-in-Chief, The Dartmouth College Undergraduate Journal of Law: A Publication of the Daniel Webster Legal Society and the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center, Hanover, NH, Volume I, Issue 1, Spring 2003, 64 pp. ill. p. 6.

Kristy Raine, "When Tillage Begins: The Stone City Art Colony and School" educational website for Mt. Mercy College, 1330 Elmhurst Drive NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402, (http://www.mtmercy.edu/stonecity/schome.htm), August 2003.

Meg Chorlian, Editor, Cobblestone Magazine, Discover American History: The Compomise of 1850, Peterborough, New Hampshire: Cobblestone Publishing Company, Janaury 2002, 48 pp., ill. p. 15.

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. 14, fig. 3.

George B. Tindall, David E. Shi, Thomas Lee Pearcy, The Essential America, 1st ed. (split volume ed.), New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2001, 627 p., ill.

George B. Tindall, David E. Shi, Thomas Lee Pearcy, The Essential America, 1st ed. (single volume ed.), New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2001, 627 p., ill.

Bonnie Carman Harvey, Daniel Webster: "Liberty and Union, Now and Forever", Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, Inc., 2001, 112 pp., ill. p. 78.

Sarah Barringer Gordon, University of Pennsylvania, Blasphemy and the Law of Religious Liberty in Nineteenth-Century America, American Quarterly, Vol. 52, No. 4, December 2000, Fig. 5, ill. p. 703.

Patricia Harris, Art of the State of New Hampshire, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2000, 96 p., ill.

John Conron, American Picturesque, University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000, ill. p. 46, fig.3.

John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes, The American Nation, Volume 1, New York: Addison Wesley Educational Publishers, Inc., 2000, illus. p. 214.

Ivan Kurilla, "Voiti v krug velikih derzav": Daniel Webster i vneshnyaya politika SShA (Russian), Russia: Volgograd University Press, 1998.

Robert V. Remini, Daniel Webster: The Man and His Time, New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1997, cover illustration and on insert page after p. 542

Richard Landon, Eclectic Art at Dartmouth's Hood Museum, Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, New York, Sunday, February 12, 1995, ill. p. B 10

John A. Garraty, The American Nation, eight edition, New York: HarperCollins College Publishers, 1995, ill. p.208

"United States" in the Singular, Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Special Issue, Dartmouth's Gifts to the World, April 1994, Hanover, N.H.: Dartmouth College, 1994, ill. p. 16

James McKenna, Webster and Rhetoric, Vermont Law Re

Provenance

Commissioned by the Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1934; Dr. George C. Shattuck; given to present collection, 1836.

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