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Identification and Creation
Object Number
H646
People
Nathaniel Emmons, American (Boston, MA 1704 - 1740 Boston, MA)
Rev. John Lowell (1704 - 1767)
Title
The Reverend John Lowell (1704-1767)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1728
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on panel
Dimensions
36.7 x 26.5 cm (14 7/16 x 10 7/16 in.)
framed: 58.4 x 50.8 x 7 cm (23 x 20 x 2 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l:NEmmons Pinx & Fecit AEtat:24:1728:
  • inscription: across bottom: The Reverend Mr. John Lowell
Provenance
Rev. John Lowell; by descent to Ralph Lowell; gift of the estate of Ralph Lowell, 1978.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of the Estate of Ralph Lowell, 1978
Object Number
H646
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

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. 251, cat. 1345

Diana L. Eck, Hanging Around Lowell House: The Portraits of Lowell House, brochure (Cambridge, MA, 2012), p. 1, ill.

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. 194, 461, cat. 147, ill.

Peter Moore, Dialogues in Paint and Print: Mezzotint Portraiture and Intermedial Exchange, ed. Mark Hallett, Nigel Llewellyen, and Martin Myrone, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and Yale Center for British Art (New Haven, 2016), pp. 447-449, repr. p. 447, no. 171

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