Isaiah Thomas Sr. (1749-1831), c. 1840
| after William M. S. Doyle (1769-1828)
| watercolor on ivory
| 2 1/2 x 2 (7.7788 x 5.0800)
| partial inscription l. l.: "...MONT"
| Gift of Margaret D. Sloane, 1945
| 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. 1
Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, 30(October 1920): opp. 258. 2
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1. Charles L. Nichols, Portraits of Isaiah Thomas, (Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1921), 13; and Clarence S. Brigham, "Notes on the Thomas Family Portraits," Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 56 (April 1946): 50-51. Former owner William Sloane had the miniature mounted in a new case.
2. Nichols, 13. The author incorrectly believed that this portrait was the image engraved by William R. Jones in the November 1811 Freemason's Magazine. That engraving was based on the Thomas miniature signed by Doyle.