Fascinating, delightful, entertaining–not words one would ordinarily choose to describe a work of reference but words which can be applied here without a whisper of overstatement. In these volumes Charles Knowles Bolton, the celebrated New England genealogist and historian, has reproduced a gallery of 17th-century portraiture and secured for us a permanent gift of the past. The combined collection is a pantheon of American Fathers and Mothers, a gallery of the authenticated portraits of the Founders of the American colonies who immigrated before the year 1701. It contains several hundred portraits–some by Rembrandt, Van Dyke, Sir Peter Lely, and Sir Godfrey Kneller, as well as portraits by lesser known or obscure hands. The compiler offers a scholarly account of the origin and authenticity of each portrait along with extensive biographical and genealogical notes which, in themselves, constitute a formidable body of useful data. On the whole, the work is intelligently indexed and usefully documented and will adorn the shelves of genealogist and historian alike. The following is a representative selection of the featured portraits: Alsop, George Armory, Thomas Adros, Sir Edmund Bacot, Pierre< br> Bailey, Rev. John Ball, Elias Banta, Epke Baudouin, Pierre Bellingham, Richard, Lord Bjorck, Rev. Eric Blair, Rev. James Bleecker, Jan Bolling, Robert Bowdoin, James Bradstreet, Simon Bray, Rev. Thomas Broughton, Thomas Brown, Jane Lucas Byfield, Nathaniel Byrd, William, I Carpenter, Samuel Carroll, Charles Carter, Elizabeth Landon Chambers, Charles Claiborne, William Clark, Dr. John Colepeper, Thomas, Lord Colman, John Coram, Thomas Corbin, Gawin Cotton, Rev. John Curwin, George Darnell, Henry Davenport, Rev. John Davie, Mary De Lancey, Stephen De Peyster, Margareta Katrijn Desborough, Samuel De Vries, David Downing, Sir George Du Bois, Rev. Gaulterus Endecott, John Eskridge, George Fitzhugh, William Freeman, Rev. Bernardus Freke, John Gale, Christopher Goffe, William Gray, Edward Hamilton, Andrew Haynes, Mabel Heathcote, Caleb Herrman, Augustine Herrman, Jannetje Jaffrey, George Jaquelin, Edward Jay, Augustus Johnson, Sir Nathaniel Keith, Rev. George Kelpius, Johannes Knollys, Rev. Hanserd Koster, Henrich Larkham, Thomas Le Noble, Catherine Le Serurier, Elizabeth Le Serurier, James Leverett, John Livingston, Robert Logan, James Lunsford, Sir Thomas Mather, Rev. Richard Mazyck, Isaac Mazyck, Marianne Montague, Richard Moseley, Arthur Moseley, Susanna Moseley, William Moseley, William, Jr. Nelson, John Norris, Mary Page, John Pepperrell, William Percy, George Peter, Hugh Philipse, Frederick Plaisted, Roger Pollard, Anne Printz, Johan Provoost, Johannes Pryce, Rosamund Pynchon, William Randolph, William Rawson, Edward Rhett, William Saltonstall, Sir Richard Sandys, George Savage, Thomas Sewall, Samuel Sewall, Stephen Steendam, Jacob Steenwyck, Cornelius Stoddard, Elizabeth Roberts Stoughton, William Strijcker, Jacob Strijcker, Jan Thacher, Rev. Thomas Van Cortlandt, Oloff van der Donck, Adriaess Varleth, Anna Vetch, Samuel Wheelwright, Rev. John Winslow, Edward Winslow, Penelope Winthrop, John Wintrop, John, Jr. Winthrop, Mary Winthrop, Stephen Woodbridge, Rev. John
There are no reviews yet.