John Smibert

1688-1751 John Smibert Gallery John Smybert (or Smibert) (1688 - 1751), Scottish American artist, was born in Edinburgh and died in Boston, Massachusetts. He studied under Sir James Thornhill, and in 1728 accompanied Bishop Berkeley to America, with the intention of becoming professor of fine arts in the college which Berkeley was planning to found in Bermuda. The college, however, was never established, and Smybert settled in Boston, where he married in 1730. In 1731 he painted "Dean George Berkeley and His Family," also called "The Bermuda group", now in the Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University, a group of eight figures; it is maintained that the person furthest to the left is actually the artist himself. He painted portraits of Jonathan Edwards and Judge Edmund Quincy (in the Boston Art Museum), Mrs Smybert, Peter Faneuil and Governor John Endecott (in the Massachusetts Historical Society), John Lovell (Memorial Hall, Harvard University), and probably one of Sir William Pepperrell; and examples of his works are owned by Harvard and Yale Universities, by Bowdoin College, by the Massachusetts Historical Society, and by the New England Historical and Genealogical Society. Portrait of Edmund Quincy, attributed to John Smybert Plaque at Granary Burying Ground in Boston commemorating SmybertBetween 1740-42, he served as architect for the original Faneuil Hall, which he designed in the style of an English country market. The hall burned down in 1761 but was restored, and then in 1806 greatly expanded and modified by Charles Bulfinch. His son Nathaniel was also a painter. Smybert lies in an unmarked grave in the Granary Burying Ground in Boston.

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John Smibert Bishop Berkeley and his Family oil painting


Bishop Berkeley and his Family
Painting ID::  4490
Artist: John Smibert
Painting: Bishop Berkeley and his Family
Introduction: 1729 Yale University Art Gallery
   
   
     

John Smibert THe Bermuda Group oil painting


THe Bermuda Group
Painting ID::  32019
Artist: John Smibert
Painting: THe Bermuda Group
Introduction: mk77 1729 Oil on canvas 69 1/2x93in
   
   
     

John Smibert Portrait of a Woman oil painting


Portrait of a Woman
Painting ID::  68817
Artist: John Smibert
Painting: Portrait of a Woman
Introduction: Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 90.3 X 70.4 cm
   
   
     

John Smibert Portrait of a Woman oil painting


Portrait of a Woman
Painting ID::  70668
Artist: John Smibert
Painting: Portrait of a Woman
Introduction: Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions Expression error: Missing operand for *90.3 ?? 70.4 cm
   
   
     

John Smibert Reverend Joseph Sewall oil painting


Reverend Joseph Sewall
Painting ID::  72916
Artist: John Smibert
Painting: Reverend Joseph Sewall
Introduction: "Reverend Joseph Sewall (1688-1769)," oil on canvas, by the Scottish-born artist John Smibert. 29 7/8 in. x 24 3/4 in. Bequest of Ruby P. Woolsey. Courtesy of the Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, Conn. cjr
   
   
     

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     1688-1751 John Smibert Gallery John Smybert (or Smibert) (1688 - 1751), Scottish American artist, was born in Edinburgh and died in Boston, Massachusetts. He studied under Sir James Thornhill, and in 1728 accompanied Bishop Berkeley to America, with the intention of becoming professor of fine arts in the college which Berkeley was planning to found in Bermuda. The college, however, was never established, and Smybert settled in Boston, where he married in 1730. In 1731 he painted "Dean George Berkeley and His Family," also called "The Bermuda group", now in the Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University, a group of eight figures; it is maintained that the person furthest to the left is actually the artist himself. He painted portraits of Jonathan Edwards and Judge Edmund Quincy (in the Boston Art Museum), Mrs Smybert, Peter Faneuil and Governor John Endecott (in the Massachusetts Historical Society), John Lovell (Memorial Hall, Harvard University), and probably one of Sir William Pepperrell; and examples of his works are owned by Harvard and Yale Universities, by Bowdoin College, by the Massachusetts Historical Society, and by the New England Historical and Genealogical Society. Portrait of Edmund Quincy, attributed to John Smybert Plaque at Granary Burying Ground in Boston commemorating SmybertBetween 1740-42, he served as architect for the original Faneuil Hall, which he designed in the style of an English country market. The hall burned down in 1761 but was restored, and then in 1806 greatly expanded and modified by Charles Bulfinch. His son Nathaniel was also a painter. Smybert lies in an unmarked grave in the Granary Burying Ground in Boston.