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Portrait of Reverend Daniel Marrett

1959.299 (RS85641)

Description

Portrait of Reverend Daniel Marrett in a black coat with white stock, right arm draped on chair, scroll in left hand.

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Label
This portrait of Daniel Marrett was painted by John Brewster, a deaf, itinerant painter from nearby Buxton, Maine. Brewster was a prolific and popular folk artist. In this portrait, Daniel Marrett is presented as a man of strength and dignity, well-suited to his role as Standish, Maine's moral arbiter and leading citizen. The prominence of place held by the painting in this room speaks to the reverence in which he was held by his children and grandchildren.
Maker
Brewster, John, Jr., 1766-1854 (Artist)
Date
March 15, 1831
Associated Building
Used At Marrett House (Standish, Me.).
Material
oil painting (technique)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
oil painting (technique)
Painting
People and organizations
Marrett, Daniel, 1767-1836
Dimensions
35 5/8 x 30 5/8 x 2 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1959.299
Credit Line
Bequest of Frances S. Marrett
GUSN
241539
Related Items
Title Marrett family papers

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