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American Paintings and Sculpture
Artist: John Smibert, American, born Scotland, 1688–1751

Reverend Joseph Sewall (1688-1769)

ca. 1735

Oil on canvas

29 7/8 × 24 3/4 in. (75.9 × 62.9 cm)
Bequest of Ruby P. Woolsey in memory of her husband, T. Salisbury Woolsey, Jr., B.A. 1901
1973.62
Geography: 
Made in United States
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Paintings
Bibliography: 

Art and Progress (February 1912): 485.

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), 188-189.

Richard H. Saunders, John Smibert: colonial America’s first portrait painter (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1995), 166–67, no. 61.

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