Reverend Joseph Sewall (1688-1769) Artist: John Smibert (American, born Scotland, 1688–1751)

ca. 1735

American Paintings and Sculpture

Not on view

Oil on canvas


29 7/8 × 24 3/4 in. (75.9 × 62.9 cm)

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Bequest of Ruby P. Woolsey in memory of her husband, T. Salisbury Woolsey, Jr., B.A. 1901

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18th century


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 records is ongoing.

  • Richard H. Saunders, John Smibert: colonial America's first portrait painter (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1995), 166–67, no. 61
  • 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
  • Art and Progress (February 1912), 485
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