Miniature portrait of John Appleton (1739-1817)

Collection Type

  • Art

GUSN

GUSN-170986

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

miniatures (paintings)
wood (plant material)
ivory (tooth component)
Painting

Inscription

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.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

5 1/4 x 4 5/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.2373