Ralph Earl
Born Leicester or Shrewsbury, Mass., May 11, 1751. Died Bolton, Conn., August 16, 1801.

Callahan Children, about 17851
Oil on bed ticking mounted on paperboard
24 3/16 x 20 1/16 in. (61.4 x 51 cm)
Gift from the children of Mary H. Delafield Winslow, 1986.104

John Callahan (1745–1806) and Lucretia Greene Callahan (1748–1824); to Dr. Joseph Trumbull (1756–1824); to John Handy Callahan (1786–1853). By descent in the Callahan family to Dr. Kenelm and Mrs. Mary H. Delafield Winslow, Seattle; to their children, Cornelia Hayes, Kenelm Winslow, and Mary Marsh (d. 1996); by gift to the Worcester Art Museum, 1986.2

Sawitzky and Sawitzky 1960, 35, 40, 41.

Kornhauser 1988, I, 8384, 105, 269.

Oliver 1988, 21–22.

Kornhauser 1991a, 32, 95.

1. This painting also has been published as Abigail and Lucretia Callahan (Sawitzky and Sawitzky 1960, 40).

2. The gift of the portrait to Joseph Trumbull and his desire to return it to the family are documented in his will, August 25, 1823, filed March 16, 1824, Registry of Probate, Worcester County Court, series A, case 59956.

Kenelm Winslow was descended from Lucretia Callahan, which may have contributed to the traditional belief in the family that the portrait included her likeness.

Mary Timmins Quincy Hill Winslow (1813–1902) bequeathed all my books, pictures, paintings, and portraits to her sons William Henry Winslow (1840–1917) and Erving Winslow (1839–1922). Suffolk County Probate Court, Boston, case no. 121810. Erving Winslow was the father of Charles E. A. Winslow (1877–1957), the prior owner of the John Callahan fragment.