Study for an Illustration for Richard Hovey's Song "Hanover Winter Song"

Walter Beach Humphrey, American, 1892 - 1966



Oil on illustration board

Sheet: 8 7/8 × 14 1/2 in. (22.5 × 36.8 cm)

Frame: 15 3/4 × 21 3/8 in. (40 × 54.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Jane Oman in memory of her husband, Frederick P. Oman, Class of 1956 and of Carl Frederick Oman, Class of 1986, in memory of his father



North America, United States


20th century

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Not on view


Inscribed, in graphite, in image, lower center: For the room has a spirit in the embers / Tis a god and our Fathers knew his name / And they worshipped him in long forgot Decem- / bers And their hearts leaped high with the Flame; stamped, in ink, on reverse, lower left: ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATION / By / WALTER / -BEACH- / HUMPHREY / ESTATE SALE # 201H [handwritten in ink on stamped line]


[Walter Beach Humphrey Estate Sale Stamp, 1966]; Jane and Frederick P. Oman (1935-1991), Class of 1956, Dallas, Texas; given to present collection, 1996.

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