In the Beech Wood (In the Woods)

George Cochran Lambdin, American, 1830 - 1896

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1862-1864

Oil on canvas

Overall: 22 × 18 in. (55.9 × 45.7 cm)

Frame: 28 × 24 in. (71.1 × 61 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund and the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W'18 Fund

P.988.4

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

Not on view

Inscription

Signed and inscribed, on reverse: In The Beech Wood / Geo C Lambdin. Several exhibition labels on reverse, see exhibition screen

Course History

WRIT 7 , Religion and Literature: Re-visioning the Natural, Nancy Crumbine, Spring 2015

Exhibition History

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1864.

Life in 19th Century American, Terra Museum of American Art, Evanston, Illinois, 1981.

John Hopkins University, Peabody Institute, Gallery of Art, No. 32 In the Woods, October 1910.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 15, 2005-May 8, 2007.

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, June 21, 1992-November 16, 1993.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 16, 1999-February 28, 2000.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 7, 2010-January 3, 2012.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 23, 1997-October 22, 1998.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 24, 2001-June 2, 2003.

Domestic Bliss: Family Life in American Painting 1840-1910, The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York, 1986.

Completing the Picture: Hats, Fashion, and Fine Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 28-September 24, 2000.

Bold, Cautious, True: Walt Whitman and the American Art of the Civil War Era, The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tennessee, July 5-October 4, 2009; Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York, October 26, 2009-January 24, 2010.

Bold Cautious True: Walt Whitman and American Art of the Civil War Era, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, June 2-August 26, 2012.

American Art, Colonial to Modern, Israel Sack Gallery and Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-September 12, 2021.

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.

Publication History

Young America or: nineteenth century American life faithfully portrayed and reflected in nineteenth century American Paintings, The Kennedy Quarterly, Volv. V., no. 4, August 1965, p. 279, no. 273.

Peabody Institute Gallery of Art, List of Works of Art on Exhibition, Baltimore, Maryland, Octobert 1910, p. 21, no. 321.

List of Works of Art in the Collection of the Peabody Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, 1949, p. 14.

Lee M. Edwards, Domestic Bliss: Family Life in American Paiting, 1840-1910, The Hudson River Museum, 1986, p. 79, illustrated p. 78.

Kevin Sharp, Bold Cautious True: Walt Whitman and American Art of the Civil War Era, Memphis, Tennessee: The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 2009, ill. p. 57, cat. no. 30.

John R. Stomberg, The Hood Now: Art and Inquiry at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2019, p. 62, ill. fig. 9.3.

David M. Sokol, Life in 19th Century American, Terra Museum of American Art, Evanston, Illinois, 1981, p. 27, ill. p. 22.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 53, no. 32.

Allen C. Abend, Maryland‘s Treasure & Burden: Baltimore‘s Peabody Institute Art Collection, 2018, Blurb, p. 86

"Philadelphia Art Notes", The Round Table, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 7, 1864.

Provenance

Collection of Robert M. Olyphant (1824-1918), 1864-1877; John W. McCoy (1821-1889), Baltimore, Maryland, possibly 1877 to 1890 or 1908; given to The Peabody Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, 1890 or 1908-1964; sold to Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York, 1964; sold to present collection, 1988.

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