The Reverend Daniel Greenleaf (1680-1763)
Identification and Creation
Object Number
H468
People
Joseph Blackburn, British (England c. 1730-c. 1778 London, England)
Daniel Greenleaf ( 1680 - 1763)
Title
The Reverend Daniel Greenleaf (1680-1763)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1755
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
76.3 x 66 cm (30 1/16 x 26 in.)
framed: 92.7 x 85.1 cm (36 1/2 x 33 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: I. Blackburn Pi[nx]it 1755
Provenance
Simon Greenleaf (1783-1853); his son, James Edward Greenleaf (1832-1900) and Mary Elizabeth Willard (1831-?); their daughter, Mary Willard Greenleaf.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Bequest of Mary W. Greenleaf in memory of Dr. Robert Willard Greenleaf, Class of 1877, in 1936
Object Number
H468
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Publication History

John Hill Morgan and Henry Wilder Foote, An Extension of Lawrence Park's Descriptive List of the Works of Joseph Blackburn (Worcester, MA, 1937), pp. 27, 33, no. 113

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. 180, cat. 940

C. H. Collins Baker, "Notes on Joseph Blackburn and Nathaniel Dance" (1945), p. 41

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 and Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge and New Haven, 2014), p. 95, cat. 46, ill.

D. Brenton Simons, "Murder in Colonial Boston: The Ill-fated Greenleaf Children and Their Portraits, Part I", New England Ancestors (December 2000), vol. I, no. 5-6, pp. 11-15, ill. p. 11

Theodore Bolton and Henry Lorin Binsse, "An American Artist of Formula: Joseph Blackburn. The Second in a Series Dealing with American Portrait Painters and Including a Catalogue of the Artist's Works", The Antiquarian (November 1930), vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 50-53, 88, 90-92, 90

Verification Level

4 - Best. Object is extensively researched, well described and information is vetted