Northeast View of the Several Halls of Harvard College

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

ca. 1823

GUSN

GUSN-222095

Description

Framed black and white print of a view of the several halls of Harvard College. Trees and a dirt road in front of six buildings. On the road are four figures and two dogs, one of the figures is on horseback. Plain gilt frame.

Details

Descriptive Terms

engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)
paper (fiber product)
ink
wood (plant material)
Print

Inscription

"Fisher Pinxt University Hall Massachusetts Hall Harvard Hall Hollis Hall Stoughton Hall Holworthy Hall C.C. Torrey Sc." (printed)
"North East View of the Several Halls of Harvard College. / Taken from the Craigie Road. / Boston, Published by Cummings, Hilliard & Co. May 1st 1823_Copyright secured according to law" (printed)
"The 'Fisher' View of the Harvard Yard. / Engraved in 1823 / The original painting by Fisher hangs I think in / the President's Room in University Hall. It shows / the Yard as it appeared during the early part of the 19th / century before the class had grown. / The special print has had an interesting history. It was bought / by my father Stephen H. Phillips, Class of 1842 and hung in his / room at Mrs. Wares near the present Curtine Hall of the Law School. / He let my uncle Charles A. Phillips Class of 1860, take it up to / his room in the Yard, and in 1893 my brother J.D. Phillips '97 / and myself Stephen W. Phillips '95 hung it in our room / in Weld where it hung till I finished at the Law School in 1898. / I gave it to myh son Stephen Phillips Class of 1929 to hang / in his room in Massachusetts Hall in his senior year. / Stephen W. Phillips. '95. / Salem, Mass. Sept. 27. 1928" (Black ink)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

P501

Maker

Torrey, Charles C. (Engraver)
Cummings, Hilliard (Publisher)

Location of Origin

Boston, MA

Dimensions

14 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 1 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.924

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

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