Identification and Creation
Object Number
John Johnston, American (Boston, MA c. 1753 - 1818 Boston, MA)
John McLean (1761 - 1823)
John McLean (1761-1823)
Work Type
c. 1800-1810
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Oil on canvas
92.7 x 73.7 cm (36 1/2 x 29 in.)
framed: 123.5 x 104.1 x 9.5 cm (48 5/8 x 41 x 3 3/4 in.)
William Lee; his gift to Harvard College, 1834.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of William Lee to Harvard College, 1834
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

William Garrott Brown, A List of Portraits in the Various Buildings of Harvard University, Harvard University Library (Cambridge, MA, 1898), p. 28

Laura M. Huntsinger, Harvard Portraits: A Catalogue of Portrait Paintings at Harvard University, ed. Alan Burroughs, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1936), p. 97

Alan Burroughs, Limners and Likenesses: Three Centuries of American Painting, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1936), p. 98, fig. 71

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. 256, cat. 1370

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 (U.S.) and Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge and New Haven, 2014), pp. 315-16, cat. 279, ill.

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