Daniel Webster (1782-1852), Class of 1801

Gilbert Stuart, American, 1755 - 1828, possibly completed by an unknown artist, American, 19th century

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1825 or later

Oil on canvas; transferred to tempered aluminum panel

Overall: 36 × 28 in. (91.5 × 71.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Bequest of Edwin Webster Sanborn, Class of 1878

P.931.6

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

Not on view

Exhibition History

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

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

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.

Exhibited as part of the celebration of the publication of the Webster Papers at Dartmouth College, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1989.

Publication History

Philip H. Dunbar, Portrait of Daniel Webster, Hanover, New Hampshire,1950, p. 31 (unpublished Dartmouth senior thesis).

Lawrence Park, Gilbert Stuart: An Illustrated Descriptive List of His Works, New York: William Edwin Ridge, 1926, p. 559.

H.G. Rugg, S.C. Hayward, and C.P. Lathrop, Catalogue of Portraits, and Other Works of Art at Dartmouth College, Hanover: Dartmouth College, 1932, p. 43, no. 186; illus. opp. p. 60.

Fisher, S.G., The True Daniel Webster, Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1911, p. 176.

Crawford, Mary C., Romantic Days in the Early Republic, 1912, p. 425.

C. H. Hart, Life Portraits of Daniel Webster, McClure's Magazine, May 1897, p.559.

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

Arthur R. Blumenthal, Portraits at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1978, p. 56, no. 49.

Provenance

Daniel Webster, Boston; Ezekiel Webster, Boscawen, New Hampshire [his brother]; Many Anne Webster (Mrs. Edwin W. Sanborn) [his niece], Hanover, New Hampshire; Edwin Webster Sanborn [1857-1928], New York, New York; given to present collection, 1931.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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