Engraved, painted and published Boston by Peter Pelham (American (born England), London 1697–1751 Boston, Massachusetts)
Cotton Mather (American, 1663–1728)
Mezzotint; second (?) state of three (Russell)
plate: 13 11/16 x 9 13/16 in. (34.8 x 25 cm)
sheet: 14 3/16 x 10 5/16 in. (36.1 x 26.2 cm)
Bequest of Charles Allen Munn, 1924
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in plate below image: "P. Pelham ad vivum pinxit ab Origin Fecit et excud."
Wright (American or British, active 1900–1910); Charles Allen Munn (American, 1859-1924), purchased 1900 from the preceding; Donor: Charles Allen Munn
Russell 26 ii/iii; Stauffer 2469; Chaloner Smith 26 i/ii; Fowble 185
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Charles E. Russell English Mezzotinto Portraits and Their States. vol. II, London and New York, 1926, cat. no. 26 i/iii, p. 234.
Early New England Print Makers. Ex. cat., Worcester Art Museum. 1939, cat. no. 4, pp. 16-17.
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J. William Middendorf II Notes on Collecting American Historical Prints. 1959, pp. 6-7.
American Paintings & Historical Prints from the Middendorf Collection. Ex. cat., The Baltimore Museum of Art, July 9-Sept. 24, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oct. 4-Nov. 26. 1967, Version in the Middendorf collection., cat. no. 54, p. 82, ill.
E. McSherry Fowble, Winterthur Museum & Country Estate Two Centuries of Prints in America, 1680-1880: A selective catalogue of the Winterthur Museum Collection. The University Press of Virginia, 1987, cat. no. 185.
David McNeeley Stauffer, Mantle Fielding, Thomas Hovey Gage American Engravers upon Copper and Steel. 1994, vol. II, p. 408, no. 2469.