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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2021.81
People
Sir George Chalmers, Scottish (Endinburgh c. 1720 - c. 1791 London)
Title
Susannah Inman Linzee (Mrs. John Linzee) (1745-1792)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1782
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/53814
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
76 × 63.4 cm (29 15/16 × 24 15/16 in.)
frame: 92 × 79.4 × 6 cm (36 1/4 × 31 1/4 × 2 3/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: at right: Geo. Chalmers Esqr Barot / pinxt 1782
  • label: verso, upper left, red border, graphite: 9449 2
  • label: verso, upper left of stretcher, red border: [printed:] MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS / [handwritten:] Uknown / 93.30
  • label: verso, left stretcher, red border, black ink: William Amory / frame 6.
  • label: verso, upper left of frame, red border, black ink: William Amory / 6.
  • label: verso, left side of frame: [printed:] TO BE ATTACHED TO BACK OF FRAME. / Title, [handwritten:] Mrs. Captain Linzee / of the English Navy / [printed:] Name of Owner, [handwritten:] Mrs. Wm Amory / [printed:] Residence, [handwritten:] 41 Beacon St. / [printed:] Name of Artist, [handwritten:] Daughter of Mrs. / [printed:] Value, [handwritten] Inman. Artist unknown
  • label: verso, center stretcher: [printed:] Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / Temporary Loan / No. [typewritten:] T.L. 10,643 / [printed:] Owner [typewritten:] Mrs. T. Jefferson Coolidge / [printed:] Address [typewritten:] Coolidge Pt. Magnolia, Mass.
  • label: verso, center stretcher: [printed:] Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / Temporary Loan / No. [typewritten:] T.L. 12,680 / Unknown - Mrs. John Linzee / [printed:] Owner [typewritten:] Frederic Winthrop / [printed:] Address [typewritten:] [obscured]
  • inscription: verso, top of frame, graphite: 2 [encircled]
  • label: verso, upper left of stretcher, red border, partially obscured: [obscured text] -2
  • label: verso, upper right of frame, brown ink: This Picture of my Grandmother / Mrs. John Linzee born January [torn] / who was born in 1754 and died in / [illegible] 1800 I wish to remain with my [torn]
  • label: verso, upper left, brown ink: Picture of my grandmoth, Mrs. John Linzee, Born [obscured]
Provenance
Mrs. John Linzee (Susannah Inman); to her husband; Captain John Linzee (1743-1798), her husband or her 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 Museum, 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
2021.81
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. 197, repr.

John William Linzee, Lindeseie and Limesi Families of Great Britian, The Fort Hill Press (Boston, privately published, 1917), vol. 1, repr. opp. p. 104

Jeannine Falino, Lives Shaped by the American Revolution: Portraits of a Boston Family, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2005), pp. 60-61, cat. no. 5, repr. p. 60

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