Peter Olcott (1733-1808), Class of 1790H, Dartmouth Trustee

Joseph Steward, American, 1753 - 1822, formerly attributed to John Trumbull

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about 1790

Oil on canvas

Overall: 30 1/8 × 26 in. (76.5 × 66 cm)

Frame: 37 × 33 in. (94 × 83.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Mrs. Sarah Olcott Brinley

P.893.1

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

Not on view

Course History

HIST 9.1, Empires and Colonies in North America, Paul Musselwhite, Fall 2014

ARTH 85, Senior Seminar in Theory and Method, Mary Coffey, Fall 2014

ARTH 86, Senior Seminar in Art Historical Theory and Method, Katie Hornstein, Winter 2014

ARTH 86, Senior Seminar in Art Historical Theory and Method, Mary Coffey, Winter 2013

ARTH 86, Senior Seminar in Theory and Method, Mary Coffey, Winter 2012

Exhibition History

Joseph Steward, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, Connecticut, November 1, 1981-January 30, 1982.

American Folk Art at the Hood Museum of Art (a thematic partial permanent gallery installation); Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, July 16, 2015.

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.

Publication History

The Farming Project: A Nine-Part Journey Beyond the Mystique of Farming in Vermont, Colchester, Vermont: Vermont ETV, 1994

George Hill Evans, Catalogue of Portraits and other works of art in the gallery of Dartmouth College, Hanover: Dartmouth College, 1901, p. 35, no. 126.

Catalogue of Portraits, and other works of Art at Dartmouth College, Hanover: Dartmouth College, 1932, p. 29, no. 114.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 23, no. 3.

Provenance

1893 given to Dartmouth College by the sitter's granddaughter, Sarah Olcott Brinley of Newport, Rhode Island.

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