Caroline LeRoy Webster (1797-1882), Second Wife of Daniel Webster

George Peter Alexander Healy, American, 1813 - 1894

Share

about 1845

Oil on canvas

Overall: 30 1/4 x 25 3/16 in. (76.9 x 63.9 cm)

Frame: 38 x 34 in. (96.52 x 86.36 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund

P.954.6

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

Not on view

Inscription

Label on reverse: Portrait of Mrs. Daniel Webster/ painted by Healy in 1847--and / presented by Mrs. Webster to Mrs. / L(--) born Dec. 1848. Label on reverse: Given by Mrs. Sanborn / to Mrs. Ezekial Webster / by her to Charles W. Webster / by him to Edward Webster: / #17957.

Exhibition History

Women's Clothing and Accessories: 1800-1930, Rotunda, Jaffe-Friede, Strauss and Barrows Galleries, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 7, 1979-January 27, 1980.

The Godlike Black Dan, A Selection of Portraits from Life in Commemoration of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Daniel Webster, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., June 4-November 28, 1982.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 21, 2005-February 8, 2006.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 26, 1996-May 11, 1997.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 4, 2014-July 12, 2015.

Director's Choice, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 10-July 10, 1966.

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.

Publication History

James Barber and Frederick Voss, The Godlike Black Dan, A Selection of Portraits from Life in Commemoration of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Daniel Webster, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1982, p. 47.

Bonnie Carman Harvey, Daniel Webster: "Liberty and Union, Now and Forever", Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, Inc., 2001, 112 pp., ill. p. 70.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 38, no. 19.

Provenance

Vose Galleries, Boston, Massachusetts; sold to present collection, 1954.

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

Noticed a mistake? Have some extra information about this object? Contact Us