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Portrait of Moses Kimball, Jr. (b. 1778): Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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2013-05-13

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Moses Kimball, Jr., a dry-goods merchant in Newburyport, Massachusetts, was a typical sitter for William Jennys, an itinerant portrait painter who traveled around New England depicting members of the merchant class. Jennys, born in Boston, trained with his father, also a portraitist. His style is characterized by a realistic rendering and heavy shading of the sitter's face.Recent conservation of this painting was made possible by a generous contribution through the Adopt-a-Painting program in honor of Sam and Patty McCullough.
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Type: Commentary, Gallery Label - Current
Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: March 17, 2009