Mural ("...Fill the Bowl...") Illustrating Richard Hovey's Song "Eleazar Wheelock" (Title and Chorus, panel 7)

Walter Beach Humphrey, American, 1892 - 1966



Oil on canvas adhered to masonite

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Commissioned by Trustees of Dartmouth College



North America, United States


20th century

Object Name




Not on view


Signed and inscribed, upper center: Poem / by / Richard / Hovey / 18D85 / "Eleazar" / Paint / by / Walter / Humphrey / 19D14; inscribed, lower right to left: "Fill the Bowl / Fill the Bowl / And Drink to Eleazar / And his primitive Alcazar, Where he mixed Drinks for the Heathen in the / Goodness of / his Soul"

Course History

SPAN 7.02, Mural Art in Mexico and U.S, Douglas Moody, Spring 2020

NAS 8, Perspectives in Native American Studies, Vera Palmer, Fall 2014

NAS 8, Perspectives in Native American Studies, Vera Palmer, Fall 2014

ARTH 17, The Power of Place: Urban and Rural Images in American Art, 1900-1945, Sarah Powers, Winter 2014

Publication History

Rick Adams, College to uncover controversial murals, Vox, July 11-24, 1993, Vol. XII, # 1, front page, cont. on p. 4, ill. p. front page

Frederic J. Frommer, To Prompt Discussion of History, College Will Uncover Indian Murals, Valley News, Saturday, July 3, 1993, front page and p. 10, ill. p. 10.

Dartmouth College Alumni Magazine

Brian P. Kennedy and Emily Shubert Burke, Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009, p.2, Fig.4.

Brian Kennedy, Editor, The Hovey Murals at Dartmouth College: Culture & Contexts; Hanover; Trustees of Dartmouth College; Lebanon, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, p. ii (Hovey Grill); p. 32, figure 2.10 (detail, incorrectly labeled .3); p. 73, plate 7; p. 77, plate 10 (Diagram of the "Hovey Grill"), panel 4; p. 78, figure 4.1B (detail, incorrectly labeled .10); p. 99, figure 4.16 (detail, incorrectly labeled .10).


Commissioned by Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1939.

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