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image of Patrick Tracy John Trumbull (painter)
American, 1756 - 1843
Patrick Tracy, 1784/1786
oil on canvas
overall: 232.5 x 133.7 cm (91 9/16 x 52 5/8 in.) framed: 252.8 x 154.9 x 10.7 cm (99 1/2 x 61 x 4 3/16 in.)
Gift of Patrick T. Jackson
1964.15.1
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From the Tour: American Portraits of the Late 1700s and Early 1800s
Object 7 of 8

Provenance

Probably bequeathed by the sitter to his daughter, Hannah Tracy Jackson [Mrs. Jonathan Jackson, 1755-1797], Newburyport, Massachusetts;[1] her son, Patrick Tracy Jackson [1780-1847], Boston;[2] Patrick Tracy Jackson, Jr. [1813-1891], Boston and Pride's Crossing, Massachusetts; Patrick Tracy Jackson III [1844-1918], Cambridge and Pride's Crossing, Massachusetts; Patrick Tracy Jackson IV [1871-1959], Boston and Boothbay, Maine; Patrick Tracy Jackson V [b. 1906], Boothbay Harbor, Maine;[3] gift 1964 to NGA.

[1] The portrait is not listed by name in Tracy's will or in the inventory of his estate. He left his daughter most of his "Plate and Household Furniture," including "3 Family Pictures," valued at thirty pounds (will, proved 6 April 1789, and inventory of the estate, Essex County Court House, Salem, Massachusetts; copy, NGA).

[2] The earliest documentation of ownership is the checklist for the exhibition at the Athenaeum Gallery, Boston, 1828, no. 4, which listed P.T. Jackson as the owner of the portrait, then attributed to John Singleton Copley; Mable Munson Swan, The Athenaeum Gallery 1827-1873, Boston, 1940: 35.

3. The provenance is in a letter dated 19 December 1951 from Patrick Tracy Jackson IV of Cambridge, Massachusetts (NGA). Information on the successive generations of Patrick Tracy Jacksons was provided by the Harvard University Archives and by Helen E. Jackson (Mrs. Patrick Tracy Jackson V).

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