Samuel Blachley Webb (1753-1807)

Samuel Blachley Webb (1753-1807)
Title
Samuel Blachley Webb (1753-1807)
Date 
1793
Medium 
Plain wax on black background in gilded frame
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 7/8 x 6 3/8 x 1 3/4 in. ( 17.5 x 16.2 x 4.4 cm )
Description 
Bas-relief portrait.
Credit Line 
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
Object Number 
1945.69
Marks 
inscribed: on piece of paper on back: "B. Webb was ... of capt. Chester Co/hartford Ct also/Aide of gen Isreal/Putnam 1775..Portrait of Samuel/Webb given Joseph...Moulthorp wax maker/1764-1814 Easthaven Conn" inscribed: beneath paper backing on pine: "Reuben Moulthorp Sculp/1763-1814/eashaven Conn/Sam. B. Webb/Wethersfield Conn 1793"
Gallery Label 
Webb was born in Wethersfield, Connecticut, a descendant of Richard Webb of Gloucestershire, England, who settled in Boston in 1632 and moved to Hartford, Connecticut, in 1635. He fought in the Revolutionary War, rising to the rank of brigadier general. He was one of the original thirteen officers who met at the Verplanck House in Fishkill, New York, in 1783 to form the Society of the Cincinnati, and when Washington was inaugurated president, Samuel Webb was the grand marshal of the proceedings.
Provenance 
The Collection of Mrs. J. Armory Haskell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group