Samuel Sewall (1652-1730), c. 1728
| Attr. Nathaniel Emmons (c. 1704-40)
| monochrome oil on panel with inscribed paper label
| 13 7/8 x 9 5/8 (35.24 x 24.45)
| Gift of Alexander MacKay Smith and Carleton Sprague Smith, 1985
Ex. Coll.: Early ownership unknown; owned in the nineteenth century by Mary Pepperell Sparhawk Jarvis Cutts (1809-79); to her daughter Anna Cutts Howard (1835-89); about 1885 given to her son Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard; in 1926 sold to his cousin Clarence Bishop Smith; to his sons, the donors.
c. 1960, according to the donors the portrait was exhibited at Yale University.
Charles K. Bolton, The Founders: Portraits of Persons Born Abroad, 3 vols. (Boston: Boston Athenaeum, 1919-26), 2: 469, 647.
Bowen, History of Woodstock, 1: 32.
Essex Institute Historical Collections 37 (April 1901): opp. 161.
New England Historical and Genealogical Register 1 (1847): 104. Engraving by Oliver Pelton (1798-1882).
Samuel Sewall, ‘Memoir of the Hon. Samuel Sewall, Esq.,’ American Quarterly Register 13 (February 1841): frontispiece. Pelton engraving.
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