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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2021.80
People
Sir George Chalmers, Scottish (Endinburgh c. 1720 - c. 1791 London)
Title
Captain John Linzee (1743-1798)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1782
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/53776
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
76 × 63.5 cm (29 15/16 × 25 in.)
frame: 92 × 79 × 5.6 cm (36 1/4 × 31 1/8 × 2 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: at right: Geo. Chalmers Esqr Barot / pinxt 1782
  • label: verso, lower right, over frame and stretcher, black ink: Amory Pictures / Capt. Jo [torn] Linzee / [illegible from photo]
  • label: verso, left stretcher, top: [printed:] Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / Temporary Loan / No. [typewritten:] T. L. 12,680 / Unknown Admiral Samuel Hood [struckthrough] Linzee [handwritten: capt. John / [printed:] Owner [typewritten:] Frederic Winthrop / [printed:] Address [typewritten:] Ipswich, Mass. / [printed:] Date [typewritten:] Feb. 18, 1865
  • inscription: verso, upper left corner of stretchers, graphite: No. 5
  • label: verso, upper left strecher: [printed:] Museum of Fine Arts / [handwritten, black ink:] Unknown / 92.30
  • label: verso, upper left of frame, red border, graphite: 9449 1
  • label: verso, upper left of frame, black ink: William Amory / 5.
  • label: verso, upper right of frame, black ink: William Amory / 5. frame / [graphite:] R 1
  • label: verso, upper right of frame: [printed:] TO BE ATTACHED TO BACK OF FRAME / Title, [handwritten:] Captain John Linzee / Commander [?] British [illegible text, ripped] at / Battle Bunker Hill / [printed:] Name of Owner, [handwritten:] C [illegible] Amory / [printed:] Residence, [handwritten:] 278 [illegible] St. Boston / [printed:] Name of Artist / Value,
  • label: verso, center stretcher, right side: [printed text:] Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / Temporary Loan / No. [typewritten:] T. L. 10,643 / [printed text:] Owner [typewritten:] Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Coolidge / [printed:] Address [typewritten:] Coolidge Pt. Magnolia, Mass. / [printed:] Date [typewritten, crossed out:] Jan. 20, 1965 [blue pen:] Aug 25, 1959
  • inscription: verso, left side of stretcher, graphite : 2 1189
Provenance
Captain John Linzee; to his daughter, Hannah Rowe (Linzee) Amory (1775-1845); to her son, William Amory I (1804-1888); to his wife, Anna Powell Mason Sears (1813-1895); to their sons in succession, William Amory II (1833-1907), Charles Walter "Ned" Amory (1842-1913) and Francis Inman Amory (1850-1921); to William Amory Gardner (1863-1930)[1]; to William Amory III (1869-1954); to his nephew, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge III (1893-1959); to his nephew Frederic Winthrop, Jr. (1906-1979); to John Linzee Coolidge (1937-); to his sister, Catherine Coolidge Lastavica, gift; to Harvard Art Museums, 2021

Notes
[1] William Amory Gardner is the grandson of William Amory I, the son of his daughter, Harriet Sears (Mrs. Joseph Peabody Gardner)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica
Accession Year
2021
Object Number
2021.80
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Anne Rowe Cunningham, Letters and Diary of John Rowe, Boston Merchant 1759-1762; 1764-1779 (Boston, 1903), p. 223, repr.

John William Linzee, Lindeseie and Limesi Families of Great Britian, The Fort Hill Press (Boston, privately published, 1917), vol. 1, repr. opp. p. 97

Jeannine Falino, Lives Shaped by the American Revolution: Portraits of a Boston Family, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2005), pp. 58-59, cat. no. 4, repr. p. 59

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