Erastus Torrey (1780-1828), Class of 1805M

Samuel Finley Breese Morse, American, 1791 - 1872

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1816

Oil on millboard

Overall: 11 x 9 in. (28 x 22.8 cm)

Frame: 19 3/4 x 17 7/8 in. (50.2 x 45.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Ellen Cabot Torrey

P.930.4

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed, on reverse, in graphite: No 326 / [inscription continues but is illegible and covered by labe]; in black crayon, in a later (and crude) hand: E. Torrey / By S. F. B. Morse; printed label affixed to reverse (c. 1870's, on basis of typeture and ornamental borders); Artistic Paperhangings. / Pictures, / Picture Frames, / Window Shades Sc., / MARKRITER'S, / No. 626 E. Street, near 7th / WASHINGTON, D.C.

Exhibition History

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 18, 2013-July 12, 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.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 29-December 9, 2003.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 16, 1997-October 22, 1998.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June, 1, 1993-March 10, 1996.

Carpenter Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 1, 1981-May 1, 1982.

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

Publication History

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 26, no. 6.

Virginia Reed Colby and James B. Atkinson, Footprints of the Past: Images of Cornish, New Hampshire and The Cornish Colony, Concord: New Hampshire Historical Society, 1996, pp. 55-56, ill. p. 55

Arthur R. Blumenthal, Portraits at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1978, p. 54, no. 47.

Catalogue of Portraits, and other works of Art at Dartmouth College, Hanover: Dartmouth College, 1932, p. 39, no. 166.

Provenance

Ellen Cabot Torrey; given to present collection, 1930.

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