- Identification and Creation
- Physical Descriptions
- Oil on canvas
- 76.8 x 63.8 cm (30 1/4 x 25 1/8 in.)
framed: 97.2 x 84.5 x 7.9 cm (38 1/4 x 33 1/4 x 3 1/8 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
- Signed: inscribed and signed on verso: John McAllister, Jr 1831/aged 45 years/ TS [monogram]. 1831.
- W. H. McAllister, Philadelphia, PA; purchased from Albert Duveen through Martin Birnbaum by Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, NY, 1942; his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- European and American Art
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- Publication History
Charles Henry Hart, A Register of Portraits Painted by Thomas Sully, 1801-1871 (Philadelphia, PA, 1909), p. 109, no. 1080
Edward Biddle and Mantle Fielding, The Life and Works of Thomas Sully (1783-1872), Wickersham Press (Philadelphia, PA, 1921), p. 216, no. 1124
Dorothy W. Gillerman, ed., Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, 1969), p. 238
Louise Todd Ambler and Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, "American Painting at Harvard", Antiques (New York, NY, November 1972), vol. 102, no. 5, pp. 876-883, p. 877-878, fig. 6
Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, Peter G. Huenink, Earl A. Powell III, Harry Z. Rand, and Nanette C. Sexton, American Art at Harvard, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1972), cat. 42, ill.
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. 27, 471-72, cat 437, ill.
Peter John Brownlee, The Commerce of Vision: Optical Culture and Perception in Antebellum America, University of Pennsylvania Press (Philadelphia, 2019), p. 47, repr. as fig. 12
- Exhibition History
The American Spirit in Portraiture, 1675 - 1900, Fogg Art Museum, 01/19/1951 - 02/24/1951
American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972
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