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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Gilbert Stuart, American (North Kingstown, RI 1755 - 1828 Boston, MA)
Sitter: John Collins Warren (1778 - 1856)
John Collins Warren
Work Type
Persistent Link

Physical Descriptions

Oil on panel
82.6 × 66 cm (32 1/2 × 26 in.)
framed: 102 × 87 cm (40 3/16 × 34 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, upper left of frame, black crayon: #4463F
  • inscription: verso, center, black crayon: #4463F
  • label: verso, upper left of frame, partial: [illegible, missing] SE DO OT RE [illegible, missing] / [illegible, missing] ESNT LOCTION [illegible, missing] / [illegible, missing] THE [illegible, missing] / [illegible, missing] SEUM [illegible, missing]


Recorded Ownership History
Dr. John Warren, Boston (1753-1815), by descent through his son, Dr. John Collins Warren (1778-1856, the sitter) to; his son, Dr. Jonathan Mason Warren (1811-1867) to; his son, Dr. John Collins Warren (1842-1927) to; his son, Prof. Joseph Warren (1876-1942), to; his son, Dr. Richard Warren (1907-1999) to; the Warren family, gift; to Harvard University Portrait Collection, 2021

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of the Warren Family in memory of Richard Warren M.D. 1907-1999
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Boston Athenaeum, Catalogue of an Exhibition of Portraits Painted by the Late Gilbert Stuart, Esq., exh. cat., Eastburn (Boston, 1828), cat. no. 135
  • George C. Mason, The Life and Works of Gilbert Stuart, Charles Scribner's Sons (New York, NY, 1894), p. 275
  • Lawrence Park, Gilbert Stuart: An lllustrated Descriptive List of His Works, vol. I - IV, W. E. Rudge (New York, NY, 1926), pp. 786-787, no. 880
  • Charles Merrill Mount, Gilbert Stuart: A Biography, W. W. Norton & Company (New York, NY, 1964), pp. 282-283
  • Carrie Rebora Barratt and Ellen G. Miles, Gilbert Stuart, exh. cat., Metropolitan Museum of Art / Yale University Press (New York, 2004), no. 83, repr.
  • Stefan Schatzki, "John Collins Warren", American Journal of Roentgenology (April 2007), vol. 188, no. 4, p. 1153, p. 1153, repr.

Exhibition History

  • Exhibtion of Portrtraits Painted by the Late Gilbert Stuart, Esq., Boston Athenaeum, 01/01/1828 - 12/31/1828
  • Gilbert Stuart, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/18/2004 - 01/16/2005; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 03/27/2005 - 07/31/2005

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