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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Charles Osgood, American (Salem, MA 1809 - 1890 Salem, MA)
John Winthrop (1588-1649)
John Winthrop (1588-1649)
Work Type
c. 1840-1850
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Physical Descriptions

Oil on canvas
76.2 x 63.5 cm (30 x 25 in.)
110.8 x 87 x 10.2 cm (43 5/8 x 34 1/4 x 4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: on verso [not in artist's hand]: J WINTHROP/COPY FROM VAN DYCK BY OSGOOD


Recorded Ownership History
Gift of Thomas L. Winthrop to Harvard College, 1835.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Thomas L. Winthrop to Harvard College, 1835
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • [Letter], 1827 -1836, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1835, p. 145; 1835, p. 400
  • William Garrott Brown, A List of Portraits in the Various Buildings of Harvard University, Harvard University Library (Cambridge, MA, 1898), p. 44
  • Laura M. Huntsinger, Harvard Portraits: A Catalogue of Portrait Paintings at Harvard University, ed. Alan Burroughs, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1936), pp. 149-150
  • 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. 475
  • Lawrence Shaw Mayo, The Winthrop Family in America, Massachusetts Historical Society (Boston, MA, 1948), pp. 11-33
  • 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. 125
  • 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. 369, cat. 334, ill.
  • Harvard & The Legacy of Slavery, website, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, April 25, 2022, p. 63, 124

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