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Hoc Signo Vinces, 1880

  • Thomas Hovenden, American, 1840-1895

Oil on canvas

  • Unframed: 39 × 54 inches (99.1 × 137.2 cm)
  • 48 1/2 × 64 × 3 1/2 inches (123.2 × 162.6 × 8.9 cm) Framed Weight (with Glazing) 175 lbs

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harold O. Love

72.249

Signed and dated, lower right: THovenden 1880 [TH as monogram]

Label, on back: Peabody Institute presentation

Robert Charles Hall. 1924, Gift of his daughter, Elizabeth Hall, and her sister, to the Peabody Institute (Baltimore, Maryland, USA). 1964, Kennedy Galleries (New York, New York, USA)

1964-1972, Mr. and Mrs. Harold O. Love

1972-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Bulletin of the DIA, 55, 2 (1977): pp. 102-104 (ill.). Jacobs, M. The Good and Simple Life: Artist Colonies in Europe and America. Oxford, 1985, p. 57 (fig. 44) [as In Hoc Signo Vinces]

Thomas Hovenden, Hoc Signo Vinces, 1880, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harold O. Love, 72.249.