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 College: Gift of Edmund Randolph Peaslee, Class of 1836



North America, United States


19th century

Object Name




Not on view


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

Publication History

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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