Reverend Nathaniel Whitaker (1730-1795), Class of 1780H

Mason Chamberlin, English, 1727 - 1787


about 1767

Oil on canvas

Overall: 50 × 40 in. (127 × 101.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of the Honorable John Smith Whitaker, Class of 1869H



Europe, Great Britain



Object Name




Not on view


Not signed.

Publication History

George Hill Evans, Catalogue of Portraits and other works of art in the gallery of Dartmouth College, Hanover: Dartmouth College, 1901, p. 29, no. 94. [attributed to Joshua Reynolds]

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. 60.

Catalogue of Portraits, and other works of Art at Dartmouth College, Hanover: Dartmouth College, 1932, p. 45, no. 197; illus. opp. p. 61. [attributed to Mason Chamberlin]


Painted during Reverend Nathaniel Whitaker's (1730/32-1795) trip to England with Reverend Samson Occom to solicit funds for Reverend Eleazar Wheelock's Moor's Indian Charity School, Lebanon, Connecticut in 1767; possibly commissioned by William Legge, 2nd Earl of Dartmouth (1731-1801); by descent in the Whitaker family; given to the present collection by the sitters grandson, Honorable John Smith Whitaker (1817-1895), New Orleans, Louisiana, 1866.

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