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: 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



Place Made: United States, North America


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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