Artemas Ward (1727-1800)
Identification and Creation
Object Number
H835
People
Raphaelle Peale, American (Annapolis, MD 1774 - 1825 Philadelphia, PA)
Artemas Ward ( 1727 - 1800)
Title
Artemas Ward (1727-1800)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1795
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
64.8 x 54.6 cm (25 1/2 x 21 1/2 in.)
Provenance
Artemas Ward; descended in his family to 1925; their gift to Harvard University, with contents of Artemas Ward House, Shrewsbury, MA, 1925; transferred to Harvard University Portrait Collection, 2006.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, General Artemas Ward House Museum, Shrewsbury MA, Bequest of Artemas Ward, 1925
Accession Year
2006
Object Number
H835
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Publication History

Ivan Gaskell and Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, "A Public Patriotic Museum:" Artworks and Artifacts from the General Artemas Ward House, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2006), p. 8, detail, ill. p. 1

Ivan Gaskell, "The Riddle of a Riddle", Contemporary Aesthetics, MPublishing, University of Michigan Library (Online, 2008), vol. 6, n.p., see footnote 4.

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and Melissa Renn, American Paintings at Harvard, Volume One: Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels by Artists Born before 1826, Yale University Press and Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge and New Haven, 2014), pp. 29, 389-90, cat. 352, ill.

Exhibition History

Portraits of Patriots, Unknown venue, Savannah, GA, 03/31/1796 - 12/31/1797; Unknown venue, Baltimore, MD, 03/31/1796 - 12/31/1797; State House, Charleston, S.C., 12/01/1795 - 03/31/1796

"A Public Patriotic Museum": Artworks and Artifacts from the General Artemas Ward House, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/14/2006 - 02/11/2007

Verification Level

4 - Best. Object is extensively researched, well described and information is vetted