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Creator:
John Smibert, 1688–1751, British, active in America (from 1728)
Title:

Benjamin Moreland, High Master of St. Paul's School

Date:
1724
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 95 1/4 x 59 inches (241.9 x 149.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in brown paint, across bottom: "This portrait of Benjamin Moreland, now first master of St. Paul's School, was presented to the company by a society of gentlemen, educated by him at Hackney, as a testimonial of their esteem and gratitude"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.576
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
buckles | costume | cravat | curtain | Georgian | gesture | headmaster | knowledge | library | man | portrait | reading | robes | ruffles | scholar | school | shelves | teacher | teaching | wig
Associated People:
Moreland, Benjamin
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:1056
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An Antiques Book Preview : The Notebook of John Smibert, Antiques, vol. 95, March 1969, pp. 364-365, NK 1125 +A3 Oversize (HAAS)

Luke Beckerdite, American Furniture 2004, The Chipstone Foundation, Hanover and London, 2004, p. 168, fig. 20, available online at chipstone.org

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 204-205, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)

John Smibert (1688-1751) : Anglo-American Portrait Painter [PhD Dissertation, Yale University], New Haven, CT, 1979, pp. 75-76 (v.1), 128 (v.1), 5 (v.2), 57 (v.2), pl. 50, Film B63 (YCBA)

John Smibert (1688-1751) : Anglo-American Portrait Painter [PhD Dissertation, Yale University], New Haven, CT, 1979, pp. 75-76 (v.1), 128 (v.1), 5 (v.2), 57 (v.2), pl. 50, available online via ProQuest

Jules D. Prown, Review : The Notebook of John Smibert, The Art Bulletin, vol. 52, September 1970, p. 330, N11 +C4 Oversize (YCBA)

Jules D. Prown, Review : The Notebook of John Smibert, The Art Bulletin, vol. 52, September 1970, p. 330, available online via JSTOR

Richard Henry Saunders, John Smibert : Colonial America's First Portrait Painter, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1995, pp. 49, 145-146, no. 22, pl. 8, NJ18 Sm4 A12 S28 1995 (YCBA)

John Smibert, The Notebook of John Smibert : With Essays by Sir David Evans, John Kerslake, and Andrew Oliver, and with Notes Relating to Smibert's American Portraits by Andrew Oliver, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, 1969, pp. 12-30, 80, NJ18 Sm4 A12 1969 (YCBA)

Ellis Waterhouse, Dictionary of British 18th Century Painters in Oils and Crayons, Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1981, pp. 349-350, ND466 +W38 Oversize (YCBA)


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