Greatest American Painters

John Ritto Penniman (1782 – 1841)

Posted by M.R.N. on June 20, 2012

Dr. Lawson Myrick’s Wife

Henry Nolen

Elizabeth Bartlett Nolen (Mrs. Henry Nolen)

Classical Landscape

Christ Tempted By The Devil

Meetinghouse Hill, Roxbury, Massachusetts

Portrait Of A Man

Edward Tuckerman

The Actor

Scene from Don Quixote

Duck Hunter And Dog

Conflagration Of The Boston Exchange Coffee House

Aaron Willard Sr

Sally Penniman (Mrs Ruggles)

Spencer Nolen

Portrait Of A. E. Crehore, 1 Year And 6 Months

Family Group

Three Children (thought to be from Dowes Family of Roxbury, Massachusetts)

Self Portrait

Portrait Of A Lady

John Winthrop, First Governor Of Massachusetts

8 Responses to “John Ritto Penniman (1782 – 1841)”

  1. vincenzo said

    The first three portraits seem to me enough good. In some of the portraits (including children), but especially in the second “Family Group”, I seem to notice a complete absence of sense of proportions. If the mother seated, which in his arms the last born, would get up, she really would appear like a giant compared to even older children.

    • vincenzo said

      Frankly I think that J. R. Penniman was much good at painting landscapes. Obviously this is not a negative criticism, but just my impression.

  2. alanrosenbergcurator said

    Family Group 2 is by Ralph Earl.

  3. Sarah said

    Where is the Aaron Willard Sr. portrait from? I have never seen this version of the portrait and I am interested in its location, in a museum perhaps, and provenance. Thank you!

  4. Keith Sachuk said

    I have a John r. Penniman drawing portriat of Mary Ann dated 1833 13.5 x 15.5 can someone tell me what it might be valued at.

    Thank you

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