Identification and Creation
Object Number
John Greenwood, American (Boston, MA 1727 - 1792 Margate, England)
Henry Gibbs (1709 - 1759)
Henry Gibbs (1709-1759)
Work Type
Creation Place: North America, United States
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Physical Descriptions
Oil on canvas
72 x 61.6 cm (28 3/8 x 24 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: J.G. pinx 1747
Gift of Henry Shattuck to Harvard University, 1936.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Henry Shattuck to Harvard University, 1936
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Laura M. Huntsinger, Harvard Portraits: A Catalogue of Portrait Paintings at Harvard University, ed. Alan Burroughs, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1936), p. 61

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. 165, cat. 864

"Burroughs Reevaluates Greenwood, Colonial", Art Magazine (January 1, 1942), vol. XIV, p. 21, ill.

Alan Burroughs, John Greenwood in America, 1745-1752: A Monograph With Notes and a Check List, Addison Gallery of American Art (Andover, MA, 1943), pp. 21, 36, 59, 65, 80, ill. p. 81

Anne H. Vogel, American Colonial Portraits from the Fogg Art Museum and Harvard University, exh. cat., Milwaukee Art Museum (Mikwaukee, WI, 1983), ill. n.p.

Barbara Owen, "Eighteenth-Century Organs and Organ Building in New England", Music in Colonial Massachusetts, 1630-1820, The Colonial Society of Massachusetts (Boston, MA, 1985), 2 vols., vol. II, pp. 655-714, 691-93, ill. p. 693

John C. Eastberg and Eric Vogel, Layton's Legacy: A Historic American Art Collection, 1888-2013, University of Wisconsin, Madison (Milwaukee and Madison, 2013), p. 384, ill. p. 386

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. 232-33, cat. 183, ill.

Exhibition History

American Colonial Portraits from the Fogg Art Museum and Harvard University, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, 06/01/1983 - 06/30/1983

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