Portrait of Reverend Daniel Marrett

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

March 15, 1831

GUSN

GUSN-241539

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

oil painting (technique)
oil painting (technique)
Painting

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.

Associated Person

Marrett, Daniel, 1767-1836

Associated Building

Used At Marrett House (Standish, Me.),

Maker

Brewster, John, Jr., 1766-1854 (Artist)

Dimensions

35 5/8 x 30 5/8 x 2 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Frances S. Marrett

Accession Number

1959.299

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