Isaiah Thomas Sr. (1749-1831), 1804
| Attributed to Gerrit Schipper (1775-c. 1830)
| pastel on paper
| 8 11/16 x 7 7/8 (22.3 x 20)
| inscribed on verso of frame by sitter: "Isaiah Thomas, 1804,
aged 55 when this picture was taken."
| Partial gift of Leonard C. Couch, partial purchase of Charles L. Nichols, 1920.
| 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.
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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