American - Joseph Peabody Gardner, Jr., about 1880-1886

American

Joseph Peabody Gardner, Jr., about 1880-1886

Tintype , 2.5 x 1.9 cm (1 x 3/4 in.)

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Object details

Accession number

U18w96

Primary Creator

American

Full title

Joseph Peabody Gardner, Jr.

Creation Date

about 1880-1886

Provenance


Entered Isabella Stewart Gardner's collection at an unknown date.

Dimensions

2.5 x 1.9 cm (1 x 3/4 in.)

Display Media

Tintype

Web Commentary

When their nephews were orphaned in 1875, Isabella and Jack Gardner raised the three boys as their own. Sadly, their oldest nephew Joseph Peabody Gardner, Jr. died at the age of 25. She placed his photograph alongside tintypes of herself and Jack, and beneath a portrait of her infant son Jackie who died at 22 months in a case in the Museum's Little Salon.

Permanent Gallery Location

Little Salon

Bibliography

Christina Nielsen et. al. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: A Guide (New Haven, 2017), p. 5, ill.

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Commentary

When their nephews were orphaned in 1875, Isabella and Jack Gardner raised the three boys as their own. Sadly, their oldest nephew Joseph Peabody Gardner, Jr. died at the age of 25. She placed his photograph alongside tintypes of herself and Jack, and beneath a portrait of her infant son Jackie who died at 22 months in a case in the Museum's Little Salon.