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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.)
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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