Daniel Webster (1782-1852), Class of 1801

Thomas Bayley Lawson, American, 1807 - 1888



Oil on wood panel

Overall: 7 1/8 × 5 7/8 in. (18.1 × 14.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of John Fuess



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view

Exhibition History

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

Published References

This copy in oil on wood panel was taken from a daguerreotype made by Ormsby and Silsbee in 1851, the year before he died. It is said to be the last likeness made of him. Webster sat for this daguerreotype at the request of Mr. Henry Williams, the printer-publisher of Boston in order to enable Thomas Bayley Lawson to paint a full-length figure. Lawson had painted a bust earlier in 1844. A stand-in stood for for the torso.


John Fuess; given to present collection, 1968.

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