Painted Portrait of Thomas Handasyd Perkins, by Spiridione Gambardella

1850–60


Catalogue Raisonné

Spirit of Fact 14

Dimensions

Plate: 21.7 x 16.7 cm (8 9/16 x 6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1994.128

Medium or Technique

Photograph, daguerreotype

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Photography

Classifications

Photographs

Markings

L. l. plate maker mark: "No. 40"

Provenance

Richard Parker, Jaffrey, NH; gift to MFA May 25, 1994.

Perkins was an American merchant from Boston and a benefactor of Massachusetts General Hospital, the Boston Athenaeum, and the Perkins Institute for the Blind.

Credit Line

Gift of Richard Parker in memory of Herman Parker