John Ritto Penniman (1872-1841): an ingenious New England artist.
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Published by Worcester Art Museum?] in [Worcester? .
Written in English


  • Penniman, John Ritto, -- 1782-1841,

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ContributionsWorcester Art Museum.
The Physical Object
Paginationp. [145]-170 :
Number of Pages170
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22105355M

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Get this from a library! John Ritto Penniman, an ingenious New England artist. [Carol Damon Andrews; John Ritto Penniman; Worcester Art Museum.]. Framed oil painting of Meeting House Hill, Roxbury, about Copy by Samuel Curtis (signed and dated, ) of an original by John Ritto Penniman of Roxbury. "It was taken from the residence of Deacon Moses Davis on Washington Street, which constitutes the foreground, and exhibits the church and the hill with the houses at that time ( Major-General Henry Dearborn, Gilbert Stuart; Timepiece, /5 Elnathan Taber; Lighthouse Clock, /30 Simon Willard and Sons; Chest, /25 Artist unknown. Figure 1. John Ritto Penniman, Elizabeth Bartlett Nolen(Mrs. Henry Nolen), about –30, oil on basswood panel, 19 3/4 x 16 9/16 in. (53 x cm), Worcester Art Museum, Eliza S. Paine Fund, Figure 2. John Ritto Penniman, Spencer Nolen, , oil on panel, 29 x 23 1/2 in. ( x cm).Courtesy of The Butler Art Institute, Youngstown, Ohio, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Kurt .

Penniman’s first shop was next to Simon Willard’s () and his second was at the rear of Aaron Willard’s; Andrews, “John Ritto Penniman,” p. n. The portrait is illustrated and discussed on p. , fig. 2. Estimate: $ - $ Description: John Ritto Penniman () portrait of a seated lady Inscribed, initialed and dated, "April ," watercolor and ink on paper, framed. 10 1/8 in. x 7 1/2 in. (sight) PROVENANCE: From the Estate of Dr. Leroy "Roy" Egan, Sewickley, Pennsylvania. Condition Report: Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not . John Ritto Penniman Penniman portraitist, ornamental artist, and draftsman, worked principally in the Boston, Massachusetts area and in Baltimore, Maryland, during the early nineteenth century. Bornin , he was the son of Elias Penniman and Anna Jenks of Milford, Massachusetts. John ritto penniman, meetinghouse hill, roxbury, massachusetts, jpg 2, × 1,; MB Landscape ca byPenniman SmithsonianAAM 1, × ; KB Massachusetts Medical College ca MasonSt × ; KBAlternative names: J. R. Penniman; John Penniman.

John Ritto Penniman is considered one of the finest of American decorative painters. He was born around in Milford, Massachusetts, one of several children born to Dr. Elias and Anna Jenks Penniman. He is believed to have studied art under the tutelage of an Englishman while he worked for clockmakers Simon and Aaron Willard. Biography John Ritto Penniman A painter in the Boston area known for his ornamental work, lithography, portrait and landscape painting, John Penniman has been described as "perhaps the most skilled, inventive and versatile ornamental artist and draftsman of his time in America.". Painter and engraver John Ritto Penniman was no ordinary artist; his brush dipped into many different styles and methods throughout his life. From a young age he was determined to become a high-level artist, dedicating himself to the easel and more. John Ritto Penniman ( to ) Born in Boston, John Ritto Penniman came from a talented family, his father was a physician and entrepreneur, and his ten siblings include booksellers, an artist and inventor, and a teacher. Penniman trained as an ornamental painter in Roxbury, Massachusetts, which was, at the time, a community of artisans.