Oliver Wiswell

Grant DeVolson Wood, American, 1892 - 1942



Oil on Masonite

Image: 9 7/16 × 11 in. (24 × 27.9 cm)

Frame: 16 1/4 × 17 1/2 in. (41.3 × 44.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Bequest of Eileen P. Barber



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed and dated, lower left: GRANT / WOOD 1940

Course History

ARTH 17, The Power of Place: Urban and Rural Images in American Art, 1900-1945, Sarah Powers, Winter 2014

Exhibition History

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.

American Paintings from the Dartmouth Collection, 1910-1960, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 17-April 12, 1998.

Publication History

James M. Dennis, Grant Wood: A Study in American Art and Culture, New York: The Viking Press (A Studio Book), fig. 129, p. 136, discussed, p. 132.

Art in America, Advertisement for Estate of Kenneth Roberts' auction, July-August, 1967, p. 121.

Kenneth Roberts, Oliver Wiswell, New York: Doubleday & Co., book jacket illustration, 1940.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 94, no. 70.


The artist, with Associated American Artists; purchased by Kenneth Roberts (1885-1957) in 1940 from Associated American Artists; purchased by Joseph and Eileen P. Barber, Biddeford, Maine from the Sale of the Estate of Kenneth Roberts, F.O. Bailey Company, Portland, Maine, July 18, 1967, lot 58.

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