John Zephaniah Holwell (1711-1798)

Johann Joseph Zoffany, German, 1733 - 1810


about 1765

Oil on canvas

Canvas: 30 1/16 × 25 1/8 in. (76.3 × 63.8 cm)

Frame: 36 7/16 × 31 5/16 in. (92.5 × 79.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. McGoughran, Class of 1920



Place Made: Germany, Europe



Object Name


Research Area

Nazi-Era Provenance Research


Not on view


Not signed.

Course History

GOVT 86.43/MES 12.14, Intellectual History of Racism, Michelle Clarke and Jonathan Smolin, Spring 2022

History 90.14, The Global British Empire, Tiraana Bains, Winter 2023

History 90.14, The Global British Empire, Tiraana Bains, Winter 2023

Exhibition History

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

Publication History

Arthur R. Blumenthal, Portraits at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth Collection, 1978, no. 25, p. 34.

Tristram Stuart, The Bloodless Revolution: Radical Vegetarians and the Discovery of India, London, UK: HarperCollins Publishers, 2006, ill. insert before page 311.


Acquired by Frances Armstrong McGoughran (1905-2000) and Charles Fraser McGoughran (1897-1980), Norfolk, Connecticut; given to present collection, 1961.

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