Painted Portrait of Thomas Handasyd Perkins, by Spiridione Gambardella

1850–60
Southworth and Hawes (American, active 1843–62), After Spiridione Gambardella (Italian, active in U.S. and England 1835–1868)


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