John Ritto Penniman
Born Milford, Mass., about 1782.
Died Baltimore, October 15, 1841.
Portrait of a Man, 18041
Bottom right, in yellow paint: "Æt 21.Y. 11. M."
On the reverse of the canvas, in script, at top center, in black crayon: "Painted by/John Ritto Penniman/Boston Jany 30/1804" (fig.1)
Andrews 1982, 147, 151, 152, 165, and addendum to the checklist, n.p.
2. In 1980, Penniman scholar Carol Damon Andrews recorded the following inscription: "Died May 25, 1813 @31." Only the word "Died" could be confirmed during the examination undertaken for this catalogue.
3. According to Carol Damon Andrews, a tag that was once attached to this portrait identified Boardman as its owner. Andrews to David R. Brigham, May 29, 2000, object file, Worcester Art Museum.