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The Reverend Daniel Greenleaf (1680-1763)

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British (England c. 1730-c. 1778 London, England)
(1680 - 1763)
The Reverend Daniel Greenleaf (1680-1763), 1755
Painting
American
,
18th century
Creation Place: United States
Oil on canvas
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.)
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Bequest of Mary W. Greenleaf in memory of Dr. Robert Willard Greenleaf, Class of 1877, in 1936
, H468
Harvard University Portrait Collection
,
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.
Bibliography
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

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

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 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.