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American Paintings and Sculpture
Artist: John Smibert, American, born Scotland, 1688–1751
Subject: Edward Winslow, American, 1669–1753

Edward Winslow (1699-1753)

ca. 1730–31

Oil on canvas

32 1/2 × 27 1/2 in. (82.6 × 69.9 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Not on view
18th century

John Marshall Phillips, “Edward Winslow, Goldsmith, Sheriff, and Colonel: Portrait by J. Smibert in the Mabel Brady Garvan Collection,” Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University (June 1935): 45-46.

Henry Wilder Foote, John Smibert, painter; with a descriptive catalogue of portraits and notes on the work of Nathaniel Smibert (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1950), 199.

R. Peter Mooz, The Winslows, Pilgrims, Patrons, Portraits, exh. cat. (Brunswick, Me.: Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 1974), 16.

Barbara M. Ward and Gerald W. R. Ward, eds., Silver in American Life: Selections from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1979), 18–19, fig. 16.

Barbara M. Ward and Gerald W. R. Ward, Silver in American Life, exh. cat. (New York: American Federation of Arts, 1979), 19.

Richard H. Saunders, John Smibert: colonial America’s first portrait painter (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1995), 163–64, no. 55, fig. 55.

Beth Carver Wees and Medill Higgins Harvey, Early American Silver in The Metroplitan Museum of Art (New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2013), 8.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.