Reading the Scriptures

James S. Baillie, American, active 1838 - 1855


about 1850

Hand colored lithograph on paper

Image: 8 × 12 1/4 in. (20.3 × 31.1 cm)

Sheet: 10 5/16 × 14 1/16 in. (26.2 × 35.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Appleton 1792 Memorial Fund



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in stone, lower center margin: Lith. & Pub. by J. Baillie; titled, in stone, lower center margin: READING THE SCRIPTURES / "Search the Scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life, and they are they which testify of me" --John 38.; reverse, stamped, in black, lower left: DARTMOUTH COLLEGE / LIBRARY / APPLETON FUND

Course History

ANTH 50.17, Rites of Passage, Sienna Craig, Spring 2020

Exhibition History

American Intellectual and Cultural History Through the Civil War, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, History 30, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 10-September 6, 1992.

Nineteenth Century American Prints, Carpenter Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 25-June 12, 1977.


Source unknown.

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