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PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM HEALY DALL III (1753-1829)

PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM HEALY DALL III (1753-1829)

PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM HEALY DALL III (1753-1829)
Attributed To Captain Simon Fitch (1758 -1835)
Oil On Canvas 33 By 26 7/8 Inches

Provenance: The portraits are of William Dall, 3rd (1753-1829), and his second wife, Rebecca Keen Dall. They are probably by Captain Simon Fitch (1758 -1835), who worked mostly in Connecticut. Dall was a patriot and sympathizer with Samuel Adams' party in the American Revolution. Just around the time of the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775, he was sent through the lines with dispatches for the Connecticut patriots, and was wounded in the foot. During his convalescence he became a writing master at Yale College. Upon returning to Boston, he was a very successful merchant. The prominent American ship in the window is a symbol of this. In 1797 Dall was given a silver teapot by Paul Revere. The teapot was donated by members of the family in 1981 to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The portraits have never been out of the family's possession until purchased by us.

Item number 5802

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