Samson Occom

Adna Tenney, American, 1810 - 1900
after Mason Chamberlin, English, 1727 - 1787
after Jonathan Spilsbury, English, about 1739 - 1807



Oil on canvas

Overall: 48 × 40 in. (121.9 × 101.6 cm)

Frame: 60 × 50 in. (152.4 × 127 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Governor Benjamin Franklin Prescott, Class of 1856, and others



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view

Exhibition History

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.

Publication History

Nancy Roberts Trott, Dartmouth tries to make amends for 225-year-old wrong, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Evening Sentinel, December, 1994.

Nancy Roberts Trott, Dartmouth moves to make amends with Mohegan tribe: Injustice against Indian preacher goes back 225 years, Sunday Concord Monitor, Concord, December 18, 1994, ill. p. B4.

The Narragansett. Dr. William Simmons, Chelsea House Publishers, 95 Madison Ave., NY, NY, 10016.

Catalogue of Portraits, and other works of Art at Dartmouth College, Hanover: Dartmouth College, 1932, p. 28, no. 111; illus. opp. p. 28.

George Hill Evans, Catalogue of Portraits and other works of art in the gallery of Dartmouth College, Hanover: Dartmouth College, 1901, p. 29, no. 93.

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

Marylynn Rouse, John Newton‘s Diary: 1766 - Developing a Pastoral Ministry, An Annotated Transcript of His Previously Unpublished Diary, Kettering, England: The John Newton Project, 2021, ill. p. 19.


Benjamin Franklin Prescott (1833-1895); given to present collection, 1892.

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