Children at Play

Robert Loftin Newman, American, 1827 - 1912


by 1894

Oil on canvas

Overall: 10 1/2 × 8 5/16 in. (26.7 × 21.1 cm)

Frame: 13 × 15 in. (33 × 38.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Guernsey Center Moore 1904 Memorial Fund



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, lower left: R. L. Newman. Label on stretcherL 25 CHILDREN (missing) Mr. John G (missing). Stamped on reverse: M. R. SCHWEITZER GALLERY

Exhibition History

Loan Collection of Paintings by Mr. R. L. Newman, Knoedler Gallery, New York, New York, March 1-15, 1894, no. 25. (Children Playing)

Loan Collection of Paintings by Robert Loftin Newman, Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries, New York, New York, April 14-May 5, 1924, no. 9. (Group of Three Children)

R. L. Newman, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, March 27-April 14, 1894, no. 19. (Children Playing)

Textiles and Sculpture by Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928) / Paintings by Robert Loftin Newman (1827-1912), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, January 15-February 8, 1935, no. (Children Playing)


Francis Augustus Lathrop (1840-1909), New York; New York [Lathrop worked with Newman from 1873-1878], John Gellaty (1852-1931), New York (by 1894); Miss Elizabeth Scarborough; Frank K. M. Rehn (1886-1956), New York (by 1935); N. H. Weitner, New York [possibly dealer Nicholas H. Weitzner, 1898-1977), sold to Schweitzer Gallery, Inc., New York, October 23, 1963; sold to present collection, 1970. [based on notes from M. R. Schweitzer; the chronology of the owners is unclear]

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