- Identification and Creation
Level 3, Room 3500, Special Exhibitions Gallery
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- Physical Descriptions
- Oil on canvas
- 242.4 x 149.8 cm (95 7/16 x 59 in.)
framed: 268.6 x 178.4 x 10.2 cm (105 3/4 x 70 1/4 x 4 in.)
- Painted at the request of the Harvard Corporation for Harvard College, c. 1785.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard University Portrait Collection, Painted at the request of the Harvard Corporation for Harvard College, c. 1785
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- European and American Art
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- Publication History
William Garrott Brown, A List of Portraits in the Various Buildings of Harvard University, Harvard University Library (Cambridge, MA, 1898), p. 22
Laura M. Huntsinger, Harvard Portraits: A Catalogue of Portrait Paintings at Harvard University, ed. Alan Burroughs, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1936), pp. 70-71
Historical Records Survey, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Works Progress Administration, American Portraits, 1620-1825, found in Massachusetts, Volumes 1 and 2, Historical Records Survey (Boston, MA, 1939), p. 195, cat. 1023
Louisa Dresser, "Edward Savage, Painter 1761-1817", Art In America (1952), vol. XL, no. 4, pp. 191-194
H.C. Warwick and Henry C. Pitz, Early American Dress, B. Blom (New York, NY, 1965), pl. 34B
Louise Todd Ambler, Early Science at Harvard: Innovators and Their Instruments, 1765 - 1865, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, December 1969-January 1970), pp. 4-5, 80, cat. 4, ill.
Sandra Grindlay, "Harvard's Portraits: An American Treasure", Harvard University Art Museums Review (Fall 1992), vol. II, no. 1, pp. 6-7, p. 6
William Bentinck-Smith, Harvard University: History of Named Chairs, Secretary to the University (Allston, MA, 1993), Frontispiece
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. 23, 391, 426, cat. 389, ill.
Ethan Lasser, ed., The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2017), p. 92, Plate 28
- Exhibition History
Early Science at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 12/18/1969 - 02/01/1970
The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/19/2017 - 12/31/2017
- Related Works
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