Reverend Joseph Stevens Buckminster

Artist

Gilbert Stuart (American 1755–1828)

Date

about 1810

Medium

Oil on panel

Description
Joseph Buckminster (1784–1812) was graduated from Harvard College in 1800, when he was sixteen, and soon joined the Unitarian movement. Ordained at the Brattle Street Church in Boston in 1805, he devoted his life to theology and literature. He was a founding member of the Boston Athenæum.
Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Lee, grandson of the subject, 1864

Object Number

UR71