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Identification and Creation

Object Number
John Greenwood, American (Boston, MA 1727 - 1792 Margate, England)
Henry Flynt (1675 - 1760)
Henry Flynt (1675-1760)
Work Type
c. 1749-1750
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Physical Descriptions

Oil on canvas
73.7 x 62.2 cm (29 x 24 1/2 in.)
framed: 87 x 77.2 x 5.7 cm (34 1/4 x 30 3/8 x 2 1/4 in.)


Recorded Ownership History
Henry Flynt (?); his nephew, Jonathan Jackson; his gift to Harvard College, 1787.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Jonathan Jackson to Harvard College, 1787
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. 18
  • Daniel Munro Wilson, Where American Independence Began. Quincy, its famous group of patriots; their deeds, homes, and descendants, Houghton Mifflin Company (Boston and New York, 1902), ill. pp. 230-231
  • Clifford K. Shipton, Biographical Sketches of Those Who Attended Harvard College, Vol. 7, 1722-1755, Massachusetts Historical Society (Cambridge, MA, 1933), ill.pp. 162-63
  • Laura M. Huntsinger, Harvard Portraits: A Catalogue of Portrait Paintings at Harvard University, ed. Alan Burroughs, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1936), pp. 56-57, ill. p. 57
  • Alan Burroughs, Limners and Likenesses: Three Centuries of American Painting, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1936), p. 52
  • 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. 148, cat. 773
  • Alan Burroughs, "Five Harvard Portraits", Bulletin of the Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, November 1941), vol. IX, no. 5, pp. 106-109, pp. 106-109, ill.
  • "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. 59, 64
  • "The Portraits in the Faculty Room, University Hall", Harvard Alumni Bulletin (October 12, 1963), vol. 66, pp. 72-75, ill. p. 72
  • Clifford K. Shipton, New England Life in the 18th Century, Representative Biographies from Sibley's Harvard Graduates, Belknap Press (Cambridge, MA, 1963), pp. vii, 7
  • Paul Revere's Boston: 1735-1818, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1975), pp. 68, 211, cat. 77, ill. p. 68
  • 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. 23, 30, 234-35, cat 185, ill.
  • Harvard & The Legacy of Slavery, website, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, April 25, 2022, p. 67, 128

Exhibition History

  • Paul Revere's Boston 1735-1818, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 04/18/1975 - 10/12/1975

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