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. The founders; portraits of persons born abroad who came to the colonies in North America before the year 1701, with an introduction, biographical outlines and comments on the portraits. ic portrait ofCaptain Myles Standish, it was invaluable; but that, if it could notbe authenticated, it was merely interesting as an old painting of fairmerit; and that I would take the picture at his price, provided hewould obtain and send to me at Plymouth an autograph certificatefrom Mr. Gilbert, stating how it had come to him, and if thecertificate were tolerably satisfactory, I would remit the value ofthe

. The founders; portraits of persons born abroad who came to the colonies in North America before the year 1701, with an introduction, biographical outlines and comments on the portraits. ic portrait ofCaptain Myles Standish, it was invaluable; but that, if it could notbe authenticated, it was merely interesting as an old painting of fairmerit; and that I would take the picture at his price, provided hewould obtain and send to me at Plymouth an autograph certificatefrom Mr. Gilbert, stating how it had come to him, and if thecertificate were tolerably satisfactory, I would remit the value ofthe Stock Photo
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. The founders; portraits of persons born abroad who came to the colonies in North America before the year 1701, with an introduction, biographical outlines and comments on the portraits. ic portrait ofCaptain Myles Standish, it was invaluable; but that, if it could notbe authenticated, it was merely interesting as an old painting of fairmerit; and that I would take the picture at his price, provided hewould obtain and send to me at Plymouth an autograph certificatefrom Mr. Gilbert, stating how it had come to him, and if thecertificate were tolerably satisfactory, I would remit the value ofthe picture. About a week after reaching home, I received the followingcertificate from the owner: Boston, April 23, 1877. This certifies that this portrait of Myles Standish was purchased for such, at Germantown, Philadelphia, shortly before the war of 1812, of a branch of the Chew family, by Roger Gilbert, who was born at Portsmouth, Virginia, and lived in Philadelphia at the time. He was also in the war of 1812. .. ^ ^ ^ , , „ JAMES Gilbert, Grandnephew. I sent for the picture, and on removing the frame found thename M. Standish underneath, in the right-hand upper corner. 592 I,. Called MYLES STANDISH 1587-1656 ( 593;) THE NEW YORKPUBLIC LIBRARY A gentleman well versed in painting thinks the artist wasCornelius Janssen, who was of Flemish parents, born in London,and died in Flanders, and who painted almost exclusively on wood.I think he was born about 1590, and was in his prime when Standishvisited London as commissioner, in 1625. The portrait Is reproduced In the Memorial Historyof Boston (Boston, 1880), Volume i, page 6^, with thiscomment by Justin WInsor: The canvas stands In need ofcomplete Identification as a likeness . . but until positivelydisproven, It must have a certain Interest. The officers of the Pilgrim Society, Plymouth, to whomthe portrait was submitted some years ago, were not readyto pronounce It authentic. Arthur Lord, Esq., president ofthe Society, tells m

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