we may infer that Medford
was placed under contribution for art's sake: ‘Brown
's “Sunrise, Genoa
” , is one of those gorgeous, idealized, hazy Italian
scenes, for which this artist is so much noted, in the vein of Turner
Is it not something to have had with us an artist whose pictures are to be seen in the Boston Art Club
and Boston Athenaeum
, and were found in the homes of Governor Claflin
, Governor Fairbanks
, Henry Ward Beecher
and Edward VII of England
, who as Prince
purchased during his visit to this country Brown
's ‘Crown of New England
Rev. John Pierpont
, who had been minister to the First Parish, died in 1866 while visiting in the place of his labors.
So eminent an artist as Richard M. Staigg
, who had been a pupil of Washington Allston
, and excelled in miniature painting, had pupils here to whom he gave instruction in drawing (about 1863).
John G. Whittier
was a guest in the home of his brother, Matthew Francis Whittier
, who at that time (1865-8) owned the cottage house on Pleasant street (present number 50), now occupied by Mrs. Sarah K. Tebbetts
, from whom she bought the property in 1871.
The house has been much enlarged and altered, and at that time a neat iron fence was in front of the estate.
This was the brother to whom the poet referred in ‘Snow Bound
,’ in these lines:—
only I and thou
Are left of all that circle now,—
The dear home faces whereupon
That fitful firelight paled and shone.
wrote under the name of Ethan Spike
, and in physical and general characteristics was unlike the gentle poet.
He was tall, of rather heavy features and florid complexion.
On the street he was a noticeable figure, for he wore a long cape, tall hat and though very erect carried a stout cane.
When I first