Portrait of John Clark

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Title

Portrait of John Clark

Description

Born and educated in England, John Clark (1598?-1664) then emigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts, where he was known for his work in lithotomy and said to be the first educated physician to reside in New England. He settled in Boston in 1650 and supposedly was the first physician in this country to perform the operation of trepanning the skull.

Abstract

This work by an unknown artist is one of the earliest American portraits and the only one known of a New England physician of the 17th century.

Creator

Unknown

Date Created

1664, circa

Extent

1 painting

Medium

Painting

Identifier

Acc. 2310

Provenance

Gift of Sarah W. Pickering and Hepsie S. Howard to the Boston Medical Library, 1901

Files

0002427_ref.jpg

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “Portrait of John Clark,” OnView, accessed May 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6422.