Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Daniel Chester French, American, 1850 - 1931
Jno. Williams, Inc., New York




Overall: 22 1/2 in. (57.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of the artist



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Not signed. Inscribed, base, on front: EMERSON; on reverse: JNO WILLIAMS INC. / BRONZE FOUNDRY N.Y.

Exhibition History

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.

Curator's Choice: Dartmouth College Permanent Collection, Jaffe-Friede, Strauss and Barrows Galleries, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 29, 1976-January 19, 1977.

Metamorphoses in Nineteenth-Century Sculpture, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 19, 1975-January 7, 1976.

Portraits at Dartmouth, Jaffe-Friede & Rotunda Galleries, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 10-April 16, 1978.

Publication History

Arthur R. Blumenthal, Portraits at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1978, p. 72, no. 66.

Jeanne L. Wasserman, Metamorphoses in Nineteenth-Century Sculpture, Massachusetts, 1976, p. 257, no. 13b.

Catalogue of Portraits, and other works of Art at Dartmouth College, Hanover: Dartmouth College, 1932, p. 55, no. 240.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 118, no. 91.


The artist, New York; given to the college, 1916; with Professor George B. Zug (1867-1943), Department of Fine Arts, Dartmouth Hall, until 1921; catalogued by present collection, 1921.

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