Portrait of Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Title

Portrait of Oliver Wendell Holmes

Subject

Portraits
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894
Billings, E. T. (artist)

Description

Holmes said of this portrait, which was acquired by the Boston Medical Library at the time of his book collection and displayed in the original Holmes Hall, “It is there; the age is there; the wrinkles are there. It is a likeness. It is the portrait of an old man, dew-lap and all.” He later wrote, “I consider Mr. Billings’ portrait of myself an excellent likeness and so far as I can judge a good painting. I have had many pictures and photographs taken, but it seems to me that no one of them has been so satisfactory as this.”

Abstract

Portrait of Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) by E. T. Billings, which was displayed in the original Holmes Hall

Creator

Billings, E. T. (Edwin Tryon), 1824-1893.

Date Created

1889

Rights

The Boston Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

Boston Medical Library Art Collection

Format

image

Extent

1 portrait

Type

still image

Identifier

DigID0002123

Provenance

Gift of the Friends of Oliver Wendell Holmes to the Boston Medical Library, 1889

Files

http://stage.collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002123_dref.jpg

Citation

Billings, E. T. (Edwin Tryon), 1824-1893., “Portrait of Oliver Wendell Holmes,” OnView, accessed March 5, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6261.

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