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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Unidentified Artist
After Gilbert Stuart, American (North Kingstown, RI 1755 - 1828 Boston, MA)
Samuel Eliot (1739 - 1820)
Previously attributed to Jane Stuart, American (Boston, MA c. 1808 - 1888 Newport, RI)
Previously attributed to Gilbert Stuart, American (North Kingstown, RI 1755 - 1828 Boston, MA)
Samuel Eliot (1739-1820)
Work Type
c. 1806-1826
Creation Place: North America, United States
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Physical Descriptions

Oil on canvas
84.5 x 69.2 cm (33 1/4 x 27 1/4 in.)
framed: 108 x 94 x 12.7 cm (42 1/2 x 37 x 5 in.)


Recorded Ownership History
Samuel Eliot; to his son, Samuel Atkins Eliot; to his son, Charles William Eliot, Cambridge, MA; his gift to Harvard University, 1926.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Charles William Eliot to Harvard University, 1926
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • William Garrott Brown, A List of Portraits in the Various Buildings of Harvard University, Harvard University Library (Cambridge, MA, 1898), p. 16
  • Cuthbert Lee, Early American Portrait Painters: The Fourteen Principal Earliest Native-born Painters, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT, 1929), p. 38
  • Laura M. Huntsinger, Harvard Portraits: A Catalogue of Portrait Paintings at Harvard University, ed. Alan Burroughs, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1936), p. 52
  • J. Bell Whitfield Jr., Patriot-Improvers: Biographical Sketches of Members of the American Philosophical Society, Volume One (1743-1768), American Philosophical Society (Philadelphia, PA, 1997), p. 468, ill. p. 470
  • 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. 467, cat. 432, ill.

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