Rev. Nathanial Whitaker, D.D.; painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds.--Previous to the American Revolution, the subject of this Painting visited Great Britain, in order to procure the countenance of noble and opulent persons to the establishment of an institution in this country for the education and civilizing of the North American Indians, in which design he was successful. He carried with him one Accum, an Indian minister, who preached before George the Third. The king and nobility contributed | 11,000 sterling to the founding of the proposed institution, which was called Dartmouth College, after the name of its principle benefactor, and where several Indians have been liberally educated. This now well known College is situated at Hanover, N.H. Dr. Whitaker was a contemporary and intimate friend of the celebrated George Whitfield, with whom, as a pulpit orator, he has been sometimes compared. . . . This picture, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, was presented to him by the Earl of Dartmouth, while one of that public spirited nobleman, painted by the same artist at the same time, was presented to the corporation of the College, and now hangs in one of its halls. [P. 5.]
Catalogue of the Fourth Annual Exhibition of the Washington Art Association. 1860. Washington: Henry Polkinhorn, Printer, 375 and 377 D Street. 1860.