Samuel Lovett Waldo
Born Windham, Conn., April 6, 1783.
Died New York City, February 16, 1861.

Electa Barrell Wilder (Mrs. Sampson Wilder), about 18231
Oil on canvas
35 13/16 x 28 in. (91 x 71.1 cm)
Gift of Lawrence Alan Haines in memory of his father, Wilder Haydn Haines, 1981.332

On the reverse of the frame, a badly oxidized paper label, printed with black ink in an oval border: "LOOKING GLASS MANUFACTORY/BUTLER & STEEN/Fulton 161 Street/NEW-YORK/PRINTS & NEEDLEWORK NEATLY FRAMED"

The sitter, Electa Barrell Wilder (1797–1878) and her husband Sampson V. S. Wilder (1780–1865). By descent in the family to her great-granddaughter Rosalie V. Halsey, by 1917; her cousin’s widow Mrs. Edward Wilder Haines; to her son Wilder Haydn Haines (1893–1980); to his son Lawrence Alan Haines, who donated the portrait to the Worcester Art Museum.

Haines 1865, 26.

Barrell 1915, 150, 151.

Brooklyn Institute 1917, 117 and opp. 117.

Strickler 1981–82a, 41, 43, 47 n. 30.

"Acquisitions by Gift," in "The Eighty-Sixth Annual Report," Worcester Journal 1981–82, 85.

On loan to the Cleveland Museum of Art, 1916–27.

Early American Paintings, Museum of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, February 3–March 12, 1917, cat. no. 124.

On loan to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1927–33.

Exhibition of Colonial Artists, Robert C. Vose Galleries, Boston, summer 1935, no. 17.

On loan to the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Mass., 1939; 1953–81.

1. This painting has also been published as Electa Barrell Wilder (Strickler 1981–82a, 41); Mrs. Sampson V. S. Wilder (Brooklyn Institute 1917, 117); and Portrait of Electa Barrell (Barrell 1915, 150). It has been dated 1817 (Strickler 1981–82a, 41); about 1825 (Barrell 1915, 151); and about 1840 (Brooklyn Institute 1917, 117).