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Memorial plaque for Gilbert Stuart, Boston Common. Installed 1897 by the Paint and Clay Club

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.2630.001 (RS18343)

Description

This close-up view shows the memorial plaque honoring the painter Gilbert Stuart, which sculptor Hugh Cairns created and the Paint and Clay Club of Boston installed on the fence enclosing the Central Burying Ground, or Old South Burying Ground, where Stuart is buried, on the Boylston Street side of Boston Common. The bronze tablet is in the form of an painter's palette with a palm branch dividing the artist's name, his life dates, and the following inscription: "Painter of the portraits of Washington, Louis XVI and Geo. III. This tablet placed by the Paint and Clay Club, 1897." The sculptor's signature is "H Cairns." This tablet was placed on May 14, 1897 and replaced a temporary one from a Grand Army of the Republic post.

Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
1912
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000184
AccessID: 291
Other identifier: HNEDID-000184
GUSN
194980
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.2630.001

Record details

Originator
Coolidge, Baldwin, 1845-1928 (photographer)
Other People
Cairns, Hugh
Stuart, Gilbert, 1755-1828
Other Organizations
Paint and Clay Club
Descriptive Terms
bronze (metal)
flags
graveyards
memorials
painters (artists)
palettes (painting equipment)
palm leaf
parks (recreation areas)
picket fences
portraitists
tables (support furniture)
tablets
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Boylston Street (Boston, Mass.)
Central Burying ground (Boston, Mass.)
Gilbert Stuart Memorial Tablet (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Boston Common (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [park]
Location Note
Geographic / Mass. / Boston / Boston Common / Statuary / Large - Geo - Massachusetts - Boston - Boston Common - Fountains; Statuary; Plaques; Monuments, except Shaw Memorial and Brewers Fountain

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