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

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Geographic / Mass. / Boston / Boston Common / Statuary / Large - Geo - Massachusetts - Boston - Boston Common - Fountains; Statuary; Plaques; Monuments, except Shaw Memorial and Brewers Fountain

GUSN

GUSN-194980

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

Descriptive Terms

graveyards
picket fences
memorials
parks (recreation areas)
bronze (metal)
palm leaf
palettes (painting equipment)
painters (artists)
tablets
flags
portraitists
tables (support furniture)
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000184
AccessID 291
Other identifier HNEDID-000184

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.2630.001

Date Notes

1912

Places

Boston Common (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [park]

Record Details

Originator

Coolidge, Baldwin, 1845-1928 (photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Stuart, Gilbert, 1755-1828
Cairns, Hugh

Other Organizations

Paint and Clay Club

Subjects

Boylston Street (Boston, Mass.)
Central Burying ground (Boston, Mass.)
Gilbert Stuart Memorial Tablet (Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Geographic / Mass. / Boston / Boston Common / Statuary / Large - Geo - Massachusetts - Boston - Boston Common - Fountains; Statuary; Plaques; Monuments, except Shaw Memorial and Brewers Fountain