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The Reverend Dr. Ezra Stiles

Samuel King (American, Newport, Rhode Island ca. 1748–1819 Newport, Rhode Island)
Watercolor on ivory
1 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. (4.4 x 3.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. William Middendorf II, 1968
Accession Number:
Not on view
The sitter (1727-1795) was a lawyer, scholar, Congregationalist minister, and, later, president of Yale College. He recorded in his diary for May 30, 1770: "This day Mr Samuel King took my picture in miniature."
Inscription: Inscribed in ink on backing paper: Born Feb. / Ordained Feb. / ordained. Feby. 2.
Joseph A. Stillman; with Ginsburg and Levy, New York, 1961
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