Identification and Creation
Object Number
H528
People
Gilbert Stuart, American (North Kingstown, RI 1755 - 1828 Boston, MA)
Edward Everett (1794 - 1865)
Title
Edward Everett (1794-1865)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
c. 1820
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States, Massachusetts, Boston
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/300027
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on wood panel
Dimensions
68.6 x 54.6 cm (27 x 21 1/2 in.)
Provenance
Edmund Dwight; to his son, Edmund Dwight, 1849; purchased by Edward Everett, 1858; to his daughter, Charlotte Brooks Everett (Mrs. Henry Augustus Wise); to her daughter, Katherine Wise (Mrs. Jacob W. Miller); to her son, Henry W. Miller; his gift to the President and Fellows, Harvard College, 1946.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Henry W. Miller, Class of 1897, 1947
Object Number
H528
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Edward Everett was a Unitarian clergyman, statesman, and a famous American orator. He was not only a graduate of Harvard, but also served as president of the University from 1846 to 1849.
Publication History

Lawrence Park, Gilbert Stuart: An lllustrated Descriptive List of His Works, vol. I - IV, W. E. Rudge (New York, NY, 1926), vol. I, p. 315-316, no. 285; vol. III, ill. p. 172

Andrew Oliver, Ann Millspaugh Huff, and Edward W. Hanson, Portraits in the Massachusetts Historical Society: An Illustrated Catalogue with Descriptive Matter, Massachusetts Historical Society (Boston, MA, 1988), p. 39

Dorinda Evans, Gilbert Stuart and the Impact of Manic Depression, Ashgate Publishing (Surrey, England, 2013), pp. x, 70, fig. 39

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), pp. 458-59, cat. 424, 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. 141, fig. 155

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