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Christopher Columbus Baldwin, Weis #4, Hewes #2

C.C. Baldwin portrait   Ex. Coll.: possibly owned by the sitter's father Eden Baldwin (b. 1768), to his granddaughter, the donor.

Publications:
Louisa Dresser, 'Portraits Owned by the American Antiquarian Society,' The Magazine Antiques 95 (November 1969): 725-26.

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Christopher Columbus Baldwin, Weis #3, Hewes #3

Exhibited:
1952, "Chester Harding 1792-1886," Connecticut Valley Historical Museum, Springfield, Massachusetts, no. 2.

Publications:
Diary of Christopher Columbus Baldwin, 1829-1835 (Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1901): frontispiece.
Leah Lipton, A Truthful Likeness, Chester Harding and his Portraits (Washington, D.C.: National Portrait Gallery, 1985): 135.

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Aaron Bancroft, Weis #5, Hewes #4

Ex. Coll.: Sitter, to his daughter the donor.

Publication:
Louisa Dresser, 'Portraits Owned by the American Antiquarian Society,' The Magazine Antiques 95 (November 1969): 725.

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Edward Dillingham Bangs, Weis #6, Hewes #5

Ex. Coll.: sitter, willed to his wife Mary Grosvenor Bangs for her lifetime, then to the American Antiquarian Society.

Publications:
Dean Dudley, The Bangs Family in America (Montrose, Massachusetts: self published, 1896), 48.
Leah Lipton, A Truthful Likeness, Chester Harding and his Portraits (Washington, D.C.: National Portrait Gallery, 1985), 136.

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Abijah Bigelow, Weis #11, Hewes #9

Ex. Coll.: Sitter to his daughter Sarah Bigelow Adams (1805-1886), probably to her granddaughter Elizabeth Bigelow Updike (1831-96), owned by her son Daniel Berkeley Updike (1860-1941).

Publications:
Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 40(October 1930): 305.

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Sophia Dwight Foster Burnside, Weis #18, Hewes #16

Ex. Coll.: sitter's family, to her grandniece, the donor.

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John Chandler, Weis #28, Hewes #24

Ex. Coll.: Sitter, to his second wife Mary Church Chandler (d. 1783), to her step-daughter, the donor.

Publications:
William Lincoln and Charles Hershey, History of Worcester (Worcester: Charles Hersey, 1862), 231. Engraving by Hezekiah Wright (b. 1828).
George Chandler, The Chandler Family (Worcester, Massachusetts, 1872, 1883), 227. Wright engraving.
Andrew McFarland Davis, Confiscation of John Chandler's Estate (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin Co., 1907), frontispiece.
Clarence W. Bowen, History of Woodstock, Connecticut (Norwood, Massachusetts: Plimpton Press, 1926), 142.
Edward A. Jones, Loyalists of Massachusetts (London: St. Catherine's Press, 1930), 81, pl. 10 (incorrectly as by Winthrop Chandler).

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Benjamin Chapin, Hewes #29

Ex. Coll.: sitter, to his wife Alice Chapin in 1838, to their son Benjamin Chapin, through the family to Alice and Martha Chapin, to their cousins the donors, c. 1945.

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Rebecca Faulkner Foster Clarke, Weis# 33, Hewes #52

Ex. Coll.: Commissioned by the sitter's sister Mary Stiles Foster (Dunn) (1830-1900), to her son the donor.

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John Davis, Weis #46, Hewes #40

Exhibitions:
1864, 'National Sailor's Fair,' Boston Athenaeum.

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Rebecca Faulkner Foster, Weis #59, Hewes #51

Ex. Coll.: sitter, probably to her daughter Sophia Dwight Foster Burnside (1787-1871), through the family to her grandniece, the donor.

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Eleanor Grace Goddard Daniels, Hewes #56

Gift of Bruce Daniels and Eleanor Daniels Bronson-Hodge, 2001

Ex. Coll.: Harry W. and George Grace W. Goddard to their daughter, Eleanor Grace Goddard Daniels to their daughter, the sitter, to her children, the donors

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Marion Williams Goddard, Hewes #59

Gift of Bruce Daniels and Eleanor Daniels Bronson-Hodge, 2001

Ex. Coll: Harry W. and Georgia Grace W. Goddard to their daughter, Eleanor Grace Goddard Daniels to her children, the donors.

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Georgia Grace Watson Goddard, Hewes #57

Gift of Bruce Daniels and Eleanor Daniels Bronson-Hodge, 2001

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Harry Williams Goddard, Hewes #58

Gift of Bruce Daniels and Eleanor Daniels Bronson-Hodge, 2001
Signed on verso: "Harry W. Goddard Esq./Painted by Arthur M. Hazard/Carnegie Hall/New York/1927."

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Samuel Foster Haven, Weis #65, Hewes #65

Ex. Coll.: commissioned by the donors, 1878.

Exhibitions:
1891, 'Portraits by American Artists,' Worcester Public Library.

Publications:
Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society (April 1879): heliotype frontispiece.
Clarence W. Bowen, History of Woodstock, Connecticut, 8 vols., (Norwood, Mass.: Plimpton Press, 1932) 4:548.

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Waldo Lincoln, Weis #73, Hewes #74

Ex. Coll.: commissioned by fifteen members of the American Antiquarian Society, December 1929.

Exhibitions:
1929, 'Recent Works by Frank O. Salisbury,' Duveen Gallery, New York.

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Thaddeus MacCarty, Weis #74, Hewes #75

Ex Coll.: Maccarty's descendants, given to the American Antiquarian Society by sitter's great-great-granddaughter Mrs. Harry K. Newcomb in 1867, returned to the family at the request of her niece Mary Foster Dunn in 1878, to her son, the donor.

Publications:
Clifford K. Shipton, Sibley's Harvard Graduates 10 (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1958), opp. 384.

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William Paine, Weis #93, Hewes #93

Ex. Coll.: sitter to his son Frederick William Paine, possibly to his son George S. Paine, through the family to the donor who, in 1911, placed the canvas on loan to the American Antiquarian Society.

Exhibitions:
1891, "Portraits by American Artists," Worcester Public Library.

Publications:
Clifford K. Shipton, Sibley's Harvard Graduates 17 (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1975): 359.
Leah Lipton, A Truthful Likeness: Chester Harding and His Portraits (Washington, D.C.: National Portrait Gallery, 1985), 173.

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James Porter, Weis #96, Hewes #96

Ex. Coll.: sitter, through the family to his granddaughter Mrs. Henry D. Anderson, to her friend the donor.

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Arthur Prentice Rugg Weis #99, Hewes #100

Exhibited:
1940, 'Work of Harry B. Chatterton,' Clinton (Massachusetts) Savings Bank.

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Stephen Salisbury II Weis # 100

Exhibitions:
1891, 'Portraits by American Artists,' Worcester Public Library.

Publications:
Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society (October 1878): frontispiece.

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Lydia Stiles Foster, Weis #55

Ex. Coll.: sitter, to her daughter Mary Stiles Foster Dunn (b. 1830), to her son the donor.

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The Foster Children, Weis #53

Ex. Coll.: given by the artist in 1838 to Lydia Stiles Foster, to her daughter Mary Stiles Foster Dunn on January 1, 1883, to her son the donor on his twenty-first birthday, December 11, 1886.

Exhibitions:
1957,'New England Miniatures,'Museum of Fine Arts Boston, no. 62.
1990, 'Tokens of Affection: The Portrait Miniature in America,' Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Publications:
Louisa Dresser, 'Portraits Owned by the American Antiquarian Society,' The Magazine Antiques 95 (November 1969): 726.

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Lydia Stiles, Weis #56

Ex. Coll.: possibly owned by the sitter's parents John and Mary Stiles (cat. #107, 108), to the sitter, to her daughter Rebecca Faulkner Foster Clarke (cat. #52), to her daughter the donor.

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Lydia Stiles, Weis #57

Ex. Coll.: sitter, to her daughter Mary Stiles Dunn (b. 1830), to her son the donor.

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John Stiles Weis #107

Ex. Coll.: sitters, possibly owned by their daughter Lydia Stiles Foster (1806-87), owned by her grandson, the donor.

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Mary Stiles Weis #108

Ex. Coll.: sitters, possibly owned by their daughter Lydia Stiles Foster (1806-87), owned by her grandson, the donor.

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Mary Maccarty Stiles Weis # 89

Ex. Coll.: possibly owned by the sitter's parents John and Mary Stiles (cats. #107, 108), to the sitter, to her niece Mary Stiles Foster Dunn (1830-1900), to her son the donor.

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Mary Maccarty Stiles Weis # 87

Ex. Coll.: sitter, probably to her sister Lydia Stiles Foster (cat. #49), to her daughter, Rebecca Faulkner Foster Clarke, to her daughter the donor.

Exhibitions:
1990, "Tokens of Affection: The Portrait Miniature in America," Metropolitan Museum of Art.
1993, "Classical Taste in America, 1800-1840," Baltimore Museum
of Art.

Publications:
Wendy A. Cooper, Classical Taste in America, 1800-1840 (New York: Baltimore Museum of Art and Abbeville Press, 1993): 218.

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Mary Stiles Newcomb Weis #88

Ex. Coll.: sitters, possibly to Lydia Stiles Foster, to her grandson, the donor.

Exhibitions:
Mary Stiles Newcomb:
1993, 'Classical Taste in America, 1800-1840,' Baltimore Museum
of Art.

Publications:
Mary Stiles Newcomb:
Wendy A. Cooper, Classical Taste in America, 1800-1840 (New York: Baltimore Museum of Art and Abbeville Press, 1993),218.

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Henry Newcomb Weis# 86

Ex. Coll.: sitters, possibly to Lydia Stiles Foster, to her grandson, the donor.

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Marcus McCorison

Exhibitions:
1997, "Portraits North," Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, Massachusetts.

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Charles Nichols Weis #90

Ex. Coll: sitter to his children, the donors.

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Isaiah Thomas miniature, Weis #123

Ex. Coll.: sitter, bequeathed to his granddaughter Elizabeth Cornelia Simmons Randall (1813-91), to her daughters Clara Elizabeth and Mary Thomas Randall, purchased from them by the Boston antique dealer Otto Wiecker, sold to the donor in 1914.(1)

Publications:
Freemason's Magazine 2 (November 1811): 81, engraved by William R. Jones.

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Isaiah Thomas miniature, Weis #120

Ex. Coll.: early provenance unknown, owned by the sitter's granddaughters Clara Elizabeth and Mary Thomas Randall, purchased from them by the Boston antique dealer Otto Wiecker, sold to William Sloane around 1914, to his daughter the donor.(2)

Publications:
Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, 30(October 1920): opp. 258.(3)

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Isaiah Thomas Pastel, Weis # 119

Ex. Coll.: sitters, owned by their granddaughter Elizabeth Cornelia Simmons Randall (1813-1891), to her daughters Clara Elizabeth and Mary Thomas Randall, around 1914 to Frances Hill Bigelow, sold via the Copley Gallery in 1928 to the donor.(1)

Exhibitions:
Isaiah Thomas portrait:
1969, "A Society's Chief Joys," Grolier Club, New York.
1975, "Paul Revere's Boston," Museum of Fine Arts, no. 254.

Publications:
Isaiah Thomas Portrait:
A Society's Chief Joys, (Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1969): 9.
Richard Steele, "Isaiah Thomas," in Worcester People and Places, (Worcester: Worcester Historical Museum, 1975): 25.
Paul Revere's Boston, (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1975): no. 254.

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Mary Thomas Fowle Thomas Weis # 126

Ex. Coll.: sitters, owned by their granddaughter Elizabeth Cornelia Simmons Randall (1813-1891), to her daughters Clara Elizabeth and Mary Thomas Randall, around 1914 to Frances Hill Bigelow, sold via the Copley Gallery in 1928 to the donor.(1)

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Isaiah Thomas Pastel, Weis # 118

Ex. Coll.: sitter, in 1831 willed to his granddaughter Hannah Weld Thomas Crocker (1803-1827) who was already deceased, possibly owned by her husband Samuel Leonard Crocker, owned by his daughter Mary Caroline Crocker Couch in the 1840s, to her son, one of the donors.

Publications:
Charles L. Nichols, "The Portraits of Isaiah Thomas," Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 30(October 1920): opp. 251, as by James Sharples.
Charles L. Nichols, The Portraits of Isaiah Thomas (Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1921): frontispiece, as by Sharples.
Annie R. Marble, From 'Prentice to Patron (New York: D. Appleton Press, 1935): opp. 264, as by Sharples.

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Mary Weld Thomas

Ex. Coll.: sitter, to her son Benjamin Franklin Thomas, to his daughter Agnes Park Thomas Olney (1837-1919), to her daughter Agnes Olney Minot (1861-1944), purchased from her estate in 1944 by Maurice Rubin of Colonial House Antiques in Boston, sold by him in 1948 to donor.

Publications:
Benjamin Hill, The Diary of Isaiah Thomas (Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1909), opp. 20.

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Isaiah Thomas by Greenwood Weis #117

Ex. Coll.: commissioned by the sitter, 1818.

Exhibitions:
1921-22, "Loan Exhibition of English and American Paintings of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries," Worcester Art
Museum.
1971, Chestnut Street Congregational Church, Worcester.

Publications:
John Fiske, Critical Period in American History (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1898), 171.
Alice M. Earle, Two Centuries of Costume 2 (New York: Macmillan Co., 1903): 410.
William Dunlap, History of the Rise of the Progress of the Arts of Design in the United States 3 (New York: George P. Scott, Co., 1918): 310.
Charles L. Nichols, "The Portraits of Isaiah Thomas," Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 10 (October 1920): 251-62.(1)
Annie R. Marble, From 'Prentice to Patron (New York: D. Appleton Press, 1935): frontis.
Louisa Dresser, "Portraits Owned by the American Antiquarian Society," The Magazine Antiques 95 (November 1969): 725.

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Isaiah Thomas Jr. Weis #124

Ex. Coll.: sitter, to Isaiah Thomas, Sr., to his grandson Benjamin Franklin Thomas (1813-78), to his daughter Agnes Park Thomas Olney (1837-1919), to her daughter Agnes Olney Minot (1861-1944), purchased from her estate by her nephew and nieces, the donors.

Exhibitions:
1971, Chestnut Street Congregational Church, Worcester.

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Isaiah Thomas Sculpture

Ex. Coll.: artist, early ownership unknown, acquired by the donor's father in the twentieth century.

Exhibitions:
May-June 1859, studio of the artist, Worcester.
June 1859, Antiquarian Hall, Worcester.
1985, 'B. H. Kinney. Gravestone Carver and Sculptor,'
Worcester Historical Museum.

Publications:
William D. Wallace, B. H. Kinney, Gravestone Carver and Sculptor, (Worcester: Worcester Historical Museum, 1985): 31.

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Isaiah Thomas Sculpture Weis # 122

Ex. Coll.: commissioned by the Society in 1859.

Exhibitions:
1985, 'B. H. Kinney, Gravestone Carver and Sculptor,' Worcester Historical Museum.

Publications:
Charles Hersey and William Lincoln, History of Worcester (Worcester: Charles Hersey, 1862): opp. 240, engraving.
William D. Wallace, B. H. Kinney, Gravestone Carver and Sculptor, (Worcester: Worcester Historical Museum, 1985): 31.

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Henry Wheeler, Hewes #149

Ex. Coll.: sitter, possibly to his daughter Fannie Thaxter Wheeler (1857-1941), owned by her daughter F. Louisa Eaton (1884-1966), to her sister, the donor.

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Calvin Willard, Weis #145, Hewes #151

Ex. Coll.: Sitter; to his second wife, the donor.

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Christopher Columbus Baldwin Christopher Columbus Baldwin

 

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