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Richard Hildreth (1807–1865)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: 1858
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 30 × 25 in. (76.2 × 63.5 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Eugenia C. Pratt
Object Number: 1884.1
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Hildreth, an historian, editor, and novelist, was born in Deerfield, Mass., and died in Florence, Italy. He is best known for his six-volume opus, "History of the United States (1849-52)." This portrait was a gift to the Society from the artist's daughter.


National Academy of Design, New York, NY, 1858.