Nathan Smith (1762-1828), Founder of Dartmouth Medical School, Class of 1798H

Ulysses Dow Tenney, American, 1826 - 1908
after Samuel Finley Breese Morse, American, 1791 - 1872



Oil on canvas

Overall: 44 × 34 in. (111.8 × 86.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Edmund Randolph Peaslee, Class of 1836



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, dated and inscribed, lower right: U.D. Tenney. Pinxit. / After Morse. / 1870

Publication History

Oliver S. Hayward, M.D. and Constance E. Putnam, Improve, Perfect, & Perpetuate: Dr. Nathan Smith and Early American Medical Education, Hanover: University Press of New England, 1998, ill., cover

Constance E. Putnam, The Apples of his Eye, Dartmouth Medicine, Volume 21, Number 1, Fall 1996, Hanover: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 1996, ill. p. 35

Graham, Robert, "A Firm Foundation", in Dartmouth Medicine,Vol. 16, No. 1, Fall 1991

Wheelock Seymour E.,"A First Rate Tail," in Dartmouth Medicine. Volume 15, Number 1, Fall 1990, page 1 and page 49.

Catalogue of Portraits, and other works of Art at Dartmouth College, Hanover: Dartmouth College, 1932, p. 37, no. 156; illus. opp. p. 37.

George Hill Evans, Catalogue of Portraits and other works of art in the gallery of Dartmouth College, Hanover: Dartmouth College, 1901, p. 22, no. 55.

Constance E. Putnam, "Dr. Smith Goes to Court", Dartmouth Medicine, Vol.26, No. 4, Summer 2002, Hanover: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 2002, pp. 45-51, 59, ill. p. 47.

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