Town Meeting

Paul Sample, American, 1896 - 1974


not dated

Transparent and opaque watercolor over graphite on (Arches) watercolor board

Sheet: 11 5/8 × 15 1/4 in. (29.6 × 38.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of the Estate of Harold Goddard Rugg, Class of 1906



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, in watercolor, bottom left: Paul Sample. VERSO- Inscribed, in graphite, center: Paul Sample/ Town Meeting.

Exhibition History

Paul Sample, Montshire Museum of Science , Hanover, New Hampshire, April 27-June 1, 1976.

Paul Sample: Painter of the American Scene, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 4-August 28, 1988.

Publication History

Yankee Magazine, Town Meeting, painting by Paul Sample, Dublin, New Hampshire: Yankee Publishing Incorporated, March 1998, pp. 54-55. (image only; no article)

Robert L. McGrath and Paula F. Glick, Paul Sample: Painter of the American Scene, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1988, no. 64.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction, Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Manchester, Vermont: Hudson Hills Press, 2005, ill. p. 244.


Collected by Harold Goddard Rugg (1883-1957, Class of 1906), Hanover, New Hampshire; given by his Estate to present collection, 1957.

This record is part of an active database that includes information from historic documentation that may not have been recently reviewed. Information may be inaccurate or incomplete. We also acknowledge some language and imagery may be offensive, violent, or discriminatory. These records reflect the institution’s history or the views of artists or scholars, past and present. Our collections research is ongoing.

We welcome questions, feedback, and suggestions for improvement. Please contact us at: