Dartmouth College from Top of Medical College

William McClellan, American, 1803 - 1879


about 1865

Transparent watercolor heightened with and with corrections in white opaque watercolor over graphite on wove paper

Sheet: 10 1/4 × 14 3/4 in. (26 × 37.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Collection of the Dartmouth College Library; Gift of William Ellsworth Tucker, Class of 1910



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, in graphite, lower right: Wm. McL[?]; inscribed, lower left, in graphite: Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. / from top of Medical College; inscribed, on reverse: Collection Oliver Wendell Holmes

Publication History

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. 240.


Collected by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) [Holmes was a professor in Anatomy and Physiology at Dartmouth Medical College, 1838-1840]; collected from an unknown source by Wiliam Ellsworth Tucker, Class of 1910 (1884-unknown), Boston, Massachusetts; given to Dartmouth College Library, 1924.

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