Daniel Webster (1782-1852), Class of 1801

Gilbert Stuart, American, 1755 - 1828

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1817-1820

Oil on wooden panel

Overall: 23 x 19 in. (58.4 x 48.3 cm)

Frame: 33 x 31 in. (83.82 x 78.74 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Presented in memory of Francis Parkman (1898-1990) by his sons -- Henry, Francis Jr., Theodore B., and Samuel -- and by Edward Connery Lathem in tribute to Elizabeth French Lathem

P.992.21

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

On view

Inscription

[not signed or dated]; inscribed, in graphite, on frame and liner: B 505; inscribed, in chalk, on panel reverse: over [illegible] / DR

Exhibition History

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 18, 2013-July 12, 2015.

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.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 2, 2006-May 8, 2007.

Fred Wilson, So Much Trouble in the World - Believe It or Not!, Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 4-December 11, 2005.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 16, 1997.1997

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 1990-June 22, 1997.

Exhibited as part of the celebration of the publication of the Webster Papers at Dartmouth College, 1989.

President's Office, Parkhurst, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 1982-July 1987.

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.

President's Office, Parkhurst, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 1966-June 1982.

Gilbert Stuart, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C., 1880.

Memorial Exhibition, Boston, Massachusetts, 1828.

Publication History

Kilburn, Engraved on wood, for Winsor's Memorial History of Boston.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 27, no. 7.

Barbara Thompson, Fred Wilson, So Much Trouble in the World - Believe It or Not!, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2005.

Carrie Rebora Barratt and Ellen G. Miles, Gilbert Stuart, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2004, ill. p.316.

Louis Menand, The Metaphysical Club, 1st ed., New York: Farrar Strauss and Giroux, 2001, 546 pp., ill.

Bonnie Carman Harvey, Daniel Webster: "Liberty and Union, Now and Forever", Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, Inc., 2001, 112 pp., ill. p. 38.

Robert V. Remini, Daniel Webster: The Man and His Time, New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1997, illustration.

Dartmouth Currents, Hanover, N.H.: Dartmouth Life, September 1992, p. 6, ill. p. 6.

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. 18-21.

Lawrence Park, Gilbert Stuart: An Illustrated Descriptive List of His Works, New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1926, no. 889, p. 794.

Provenance

1819-1846 in the collection of Mrs. Edmund Dwight (1788-1846) of Boston (Mrs. George Ticknor's sister); in 1846 bequeathed by Mrs. Edmund Dwight to her husband Edmund (1780-1849), in his collection until 1849; in 1849 bequeathed by Edmund Dwight to his daughter Mary Eliot Dwight (1821-1879) (who married Samuel Parkman, M.D., of Boston, in 1849); in 1879 bequeathed by Mrs. Samual Parkman (Mary Eliot Dwight) to her son, Henry Parkman, in his collection until 1924; in 1924 bequeathed by Henry Parkman to his wife, Mary Frances Parkman; bequeathed by Mary Francis Parkman (Mrs. Henry) to her son, Henry Parkman; 1958 bequeathed by Henry Parkman to his brother, Francis Parkman; in 1972 given by Francis Parkman's to his sons, Henry, Ted and Sam; 1992 given to Dartmouth College by Henry, Ted and Sam Parkman.

Catalogue Raisonne

Park, 1926, No. 889

Old Number

EL.P.947.1

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