American - David Stewart, 1860-1865

American

David Stewart, 1860-1865

Watercolor and graphite over photo mechanical reproduction , 31.8 x 26.7 cm (12 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.)

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Object details

Accession number

P33e17

Creators

Full title

David Stewart

Creation Date

1860-1865

Provenance


Probably inherited by Isabella Stewart Gardner from her father David Stewart (1810-1891) in 1891.

Dimensions

31.8 x 26.7 cm (12 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.)

Display Media

Watercolor and graphite over photo mechanical reproduction

Dimension Notes

Frame: 40.6 x 35.6 cm (16 x 14 in.)

Web Commentary

David Stewart (1810-1891), Isabella Stewart Gardner’s father, was the youngest son of Isabella Todd and James Stewart. Before he was 17, David Stewart moved to New York City to import Irish and Scottish merchandise, chiefly linen. He continued to be an importer until 1872, when he began to focus on the emerging mining and iron industry. Isabella Stewart Gardner may have been influenced by her father’s career in textiles when she selected key pieces for the Museum.

Permanent Gallery Location

Vatichino


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Commentary

David Stewart (1810-1891), Isabella Stewart Gardner’s father, was the youngest son of Isabella Todd and James Stewart. Before he was 17, David Stewart moved to New York City to import Irish and Scottish merchandise, chiefly linen. He continued to be an importer until 1872, when he began to focus on the emerging mining and iron industry. Isabella Stewart Gardner may have been influenced by her father’s career in textiles when she selected key pieces for the Museum.