Isaiah Thomas Sr. (1749-1831), 1804
| Attr. to Gerrit Schipper (1775-c. 1830)
| pastel on paper
| 8 13/16 x 7 13/16 (22.4 x 19.8)
| Gift of Frances Crocker Sloane, 1945
| 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
1969, "A Society's Chief Joys," Grolier Club, New York.
1975, "Paul Revere's Boston," Museum of Fine Arts, no. 254.
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.
1. These pastels may be the images bequeathed in 1831 by Isaiah Thomas, Sr. to his grandson Isaiah Thomas III (b. 1810). See Charles Nichols, The Portraits of Isaiah Thomas (Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1921): 9.
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