Hannah Presenting Samuel to Eli

Benjamin West, American, 1738 - 1820

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1800

Oil on canvas

Overall: 13 1/4 × 17 1/4 in. (33.7 × 43.8 cm)

Frame: 19 9/16 × 23 3/4 × 2 3/8 in. (49.7 × 60.4 × 6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W‘18 Fund

P.993.24

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

On view

Inscription

Signed and dated, lower right: B. West / 1800

Exhibition History

West's Gallery, London, England, 1822-28, no. 18

Royal Academy, London, England, 1801, no. 688.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 16, 1997-May 1, 2000.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 8, 1993-June 22, 1997.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 15, 2005.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 27, 2002-September 21, 2003.

Ivan Abright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 21, 2001-April 7, 2002.

Benjamin West: 1738-1820, Pennsylvania Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1938, no. 51.

Benjamin West and Other Early American Painters, McClees Galleries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1936.

American Art, Colonial to Modern, Israel Sack Gallery and Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 17, 2019-August 16, 2020.

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

T. Barton Thurber, European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2008, p.75, ill., no. 31.

J. Galt, The Life, Studies, and Works of Benjamin West, Esq., President of Royal Academy of London, London, 1820, Appendix II, p. 230.

J. Dillenberger, Benjamin West: The Context of His Life's Work, San Antonio, 1977, pp. 176 (378), 213.

J. Barlow, The Columbiad. A Poem, Philadephia, 1807, p. 435.

H. von Erffa and A. Staaley, The Paintings of Benjamin West, New Haven and London, 1986, p. 310, no. 272, illustrated.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 22, no. 2.

"A Correct List of the Works of Mr. West," Universal Magazine 3 (1805), p. 531.

"A Correct Catalogue of the Works of Mr. West," Public Characters of 1805, 1805, p. 567.

"A Correct Catalogue of the Works of Benjamin West, Esq., "La Belle Assemblee or Bell's Court and Fashionable Magazine 4 (1808), Supplement, p. 18.

Provenance

1800-1820, London, collection of the artist; 1820-1829, London, Raphael Lamar and Benjamin West, Jr.; Sale London, G.; Robins, 22-25 May 1829, no. 6; Bought by Albert Bloomfield House, Norwood, Surrey, Robert Hamilton; Sale, London, Foster, 16 March 1832, no. 205; Charles Meight, Esq., by 1850; Philadelphia, Reenaissance Galleries, by 1938; Sale, New York, Sotheby-Parke-Bernet, 17 December 1969, no. 90; Irvington, New York, Gloria and Richard Manney, 1969-93; Sale, New York, Sotheby‘s, 20 May 1993, no. 75; 1993 purchased by Dartmouth College from Robert Dance, Inc., New York, New York.

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