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Benjamin Willis

2006.44.1078 (RS10869)


Framed photographic print after a portrait of Benjamin Willis. He is in bust, and holds a pair of glasses in his right hand. He has white balding hair, wears a suit jacket and vest and white high collared shirt with a jabot. The frame of the original painting can be seen in the photograph.


"Benjamin Willis Born Charles Town, Mass., Mar.[...] 1768/ Died Haverhill Mass. Oct 2 1853/ mar Mary Mc Kinstry./ Their daughter Mary became the wife/ of James H. Ducan of Haverhill./ Photograph by Victory of Haverhill of an/ original painting at miss Caroline/ Ducans in Haverhill. Feb. 1907./ The original is a painting in oil on canvas/ and hung for forty years over the mantel/ in the Library at Haverhill. It was painted/ by [blank] Cole about 1825. A very/ similar portrait perhaps a copy, is in/ possession of Georgge Willis's family, see/ Pauline Willis's book page 42./ Labelled 1907 by Stephen W. Phillips/ The portrait now belongs to/ James H. Duncan of Searsport, ME. April 1924 (handwritten)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
photographic prints
Print, Photographic
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
Willis, Benjamin, 1768-1853
11 13/16 x 10 12/16 x 1 2/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
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Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation