Commodore Perry

Unknown American, American


about 1855

Scrimshaw; Whale ivory incised with lamp black

Overall: 6 1/8 × 3 1/8 × 1 7/8 in. (15.6 × 7.9 × 4.8 cm)

Block: 4 1/2 × 5 1/2 in. (11.4 × 14 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, lower center: COM. PERRY

Exhibition History

Barrows Print Room, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 5-24, 1974.

Portraits at Dartmouth, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, 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. 63, no. 55.

Antiques Magazine, "Scrimshaw", November 1944.


Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island; sold to Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (1874-1948), New York, January 15, 1934; given to present collection, 1935.

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