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Miniature portrait of John Appleton (1739-1817)

2006.44.2373 (RS83143)

Description

Miniature portrait of John Appleton (1739-1817) of Salem. Rectangular wooden frame with small brass acorn on top.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
Hon. John Appleton of Salem./born at Cambridge Mar. 29, 1739/died at Salem Mar. 4, 1817/married at Salem Oct. 6, 1767/Jane daughter of Rev. John Sparhock./He was th father of Margaret Appleton who/married William Peele./He was a merchant and ship owner of/Salem and lived in a gambrel roof house/still standing just east of the North Church/on Essex Street. (handwritten)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
ivory (tooth component)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
ivory (tooth component)
miniatures (paintings)
Painting
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
Appleton, John, 1739-1817
Dimensions
5 1/4 x 4 5/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.2373
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
170986

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