By descent in the family of the sitter to the present owner
Charles Brickett Haddock was a noted diplomat, legislator, and professor of Intellectual Philosophy at Dartmouth College. It has been theorized that this portrait was painted in the summer of 1816, shortly after Haddock's graduation from Dartmouth, as Morse was painting in Hanover New Hampshire at this time.
Oil on canvas, canvas is lined. Surface: In generally good condition aside from scattered pindots of loss, mostly in the background and a network of very fine pigment separation throughout. UNDERE UV: There are a few very small dots and dashes of inpainting. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.