FRONT VIEW OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE, WITH THE CHAPEL, & HALL. A,

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Josiah Dunham


Front View of Dartmouth College, with the Chapel, & Hall. A,

Copper plate engraving 1793.
Image 3 3/4 x 5 15/16" ( 9.5 x 15.1 cm) plus margins.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 93732
Price: SOLD
Publisher : Published by Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews, at Faust's Statue, No. 45, Newbury Street ...
The view appeared in The Massachusetts Magazine: or, Monthly Museum of Knowledge and Rational Entertainment. No. II. For February, 1793. Vol. V.

It is considered to be the earliest known image of the College.The main building shown is Dartmouth Hall which was completed in 1791. In the foreground students are shown playing a game appears to be wicket, but may be an early form of cricket, as played before the Marylebone Rules of 1744, In private correspondence from 1797, Daniel Webster wrote of “playing ball” while a freshman at Dartmouth.

The artist, Josiah Dunham (1769-1844) was a graduate of the school, class of 1789.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Colleges and Universities