: This 1867 portrait of young Nathaniel W. Lord was painted by artist James Henry Beard (1814-) in Cincinnati, Ohio. Chin in hand, the boy is seated behind a large black-and-white dog in an outdoor setting. The boy's left hand rests on top of the animal's head. A dark, rather ominous-looking sky looms in the background.
Nathaniel Wright Lord (1854-1911) became a professor of metallurgy and mineralogy and the first dean of the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University. After his death in May 1911, the university named the School of Mines building after him, which is known as Lord Hall. The subject's father, Henry Clark Lord, was the president of the Lafayette, Indianapolis and Cincinnati Railroad. Traveling between Cincinnati and New York, Beard was then making his name as "The Landseer of America.
This photograph of the painting was taken after conservation.
James Henry Beard (1812-1893) was a 19th-century American artists who specialized in portraits. Born in Buffalo, New York, Beard was a boy when his family moved to Painesville, Ohio. He was a self-taught artist and worked as a traveling portrait painter for several years. He settled in Cincinnati in 1834 but moved to New York City in 1846. He was inducted into the National Academy of Design in 1872. He died in 1893 in Flushing, Queens. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL05871 Subjects
: Cultural Ohio--Education; Lord, Nathaniel Wright, 1854-1911; Beard, James Henry, 1812-1893; Lord, Nathaniel Wright, 1854-1911; Portraits; Paintings Places
: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)