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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Gilbert Stuart, American (North Kingstown, RI 1755 - 1828 Boston, MA)
William Porter Jr. (1788-1818)
Other Titles
Former Title: William Lamb Porter
Work Type
c. 1806-1808
Creation Place: North America, United States
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Physical Descriptions

Oil on panel
67.3 x 53 cm (26 1/2 x 20 7/8 in.)
framed: 86.4 x 73 x 9.2 cm (34 x 28 3/4 x 3 5/8 in.)


Recorded Ownership History
From the artist to the sitter William Porter Jr., 1808; to his niece Marianne Jarvis (Mrs. Christopher Minot) Weld; to her cousin Rose Lamb; to her niece Aimée Lamb; her gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1971

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Miss Aimée Lamb in memory of Miss Rose Lamb
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Lawrence Park, Gilbert Stuart: An lllustrated Descriptive List of His Works, vol. I - IV, W. E. Rudge (New York, NY, 1926), vol. II, p. 607-608, no. 651; vol. IV, ill. p. 399
  • Historical Records Survey, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Works Progress Administration, American Portraits, 1620-1825, found in Massachusetts, Volumes 1 and 2, Historical Records Survey (Boston, MA, 1939), p. 324, cat. 1728
  • Frederick Cummings and Eugenia S. Robbins, "College Museum Notes", Art Journal (Autumn 1972), vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 41-60, pp. 45-46, ill.
  • Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum Annual Report, 1970-1971 (Cambridge, MA, 1972), p. 12
  • Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum Annual Report, 1971-1972 (Cambridge, MA, 1973), p. 89
  • Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and Melissa Renn, American Paintings at Harvard, Volume One: Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels by Artists Born before 1826, Yale University Press (U.S.) and Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge and New Haven, 2014), p. 453, cat. 418, ill.
  • Robert Mussey Jr. and Clark Pearce, Rather Elegant than Showy: The Classical Furniture of Isaac Vose, Massachusetts Historical Society and David R. Godine (Boston, 2018), p. 48, fig. 53

Exhibition History

  • Entrepreneurship and Classical Design in Boston's South End: The Furniture of Isaac Vose and Thomas Seymour, 1815 to 1825, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, 05/10/2018 - 09/14/2018

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