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John Ritto Penniman

John Ritto Penniman (1782–1841) was a painter in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He created portraits, landscapes, and allegorical paintings, as well as designs for engravings, such as the official seal of the city of Boston in 1822.[1][2] He also worked as an assistant to Gilbert Stuart.[3] Penniman died in 1841 in Baltimore.[4]


Further reading

  • Carol Damon Andrews. John Ritto Penniman (1782–1841): An Ingenious New England Artist. Antiques 120, no.1, July 1981.
  • Worcester Art Museum. Artist biography: John Ritto Penniman (1782–1841).

External links

  • WorldCat. Penniman, John Ritto 1782-1841
  • Flickr. Unquity House, Milton, MA, by John Penniman, ca. 1827, summer home of Thomas Hutchinson

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