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Artemas Ward (1727-1800)


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American (Annapolis, MD 1774 - 1825 Philadelphia, PA)
(1727 - 1800)
Artemas Ward (1727-1800), 1795
Painting
American
,
18th century
Oil on canvas
64.8 x 54.6 cm (25 1/2 x 21 1/2 in.)
Harvard University Portrait Collection, General Artemas Ward House Museum, Shrewsbury MA, Bequest of Artemas Ward, 1925
, H835
Harvard University Portrait Collection
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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.
Bibliography
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, State House, Charleston, S.C., 12/01/1795 - 03/31/1796; Unknown venue, Savannah, GA, 03/31/1796 - 12/31/1797; Unknown venue, Baltimore, MD, 03/31/1796 - 12/31/1797
"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