Painting of Gov. Thomas Mayhew

Started by Chuck Poley on Monday, October 3, 2011


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10/3/2011 at 7:53 PM

Does anyone know where the painting of Governor Thomas Mayhew came from? How it got on this site? Which webpage it came from & if it's privately owned or by a museum? I'm trying to find out if there is a source out there to its authenticity. Is it signed & dated & if so who is the artist & the year? If anyone may be able to help please e-mail me at:
Thank you in advance,

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10/3/2011 at 9:07 PM

shows that the photo is in the album of Carol Ann Selis who was last online today

10/3/2011 at 9:09 PM

Carol Ann Selis I believe you uploaded the image to the profile.

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10/3/2011 at 9:14 PM


and lots of other sites

think this is a portrait of Sir William Phips, 1651-1695

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10/3/2011 at 9:16 PM
10/3/2011 at 9:21 PM

A mixup in photos? That never happens. :)

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10/3/2011 at 9:44 PM

Never say never

10/4/2011 at 6:51 AM

David & Erica,
Thank you both for your response. According to what you have found this looks like its a painting of Sir William Phips, not Gov. Thomas Mayhew. This is why I wanted to see if anyone had a source or any documentation as to who the artist is, the year of the painting, & if its privately owned or in a museum. After further study of what you posted on some of the links it says see source. I clicked one & all it showed was a larger jpg of the painting, not a source. The other took me to another site with a horseshoe crab & when I searched in the search field, no Thomas Mayhew came up. The last link showed Sir William Phips in a profile just like the one of Gov. Thomas Mayhew. So do we have enough real documentation that this is even Sir William Phips & not just another copy & paste to a profile. Lastly if this is not Gov. Thomas Mayhew, how do we take it off the profile? But before asumeing anything, does Carol Selis have a source of documentation as to where she fit this painting to be identified as Gov. Thomas Mayhew? Thank you everyone for all your help.

10/4/2011 at 4:30 PM

1. The Phips painting - Portrait of Sir William Phips. Oil painting by Thomas Child, Boston, ca. 1687-94. Source Cover illustration. The New England Knight: Sir William Phips, 1651-1695. By Emerson W. Baker and John G. Reid. University of Toronto Press, 1998. Photograph by Nicholas Dean, courtesy of the Gardiner family.

2. The image has been de-tagged from Gov. Mayhew.

3. Can't speak for Carol! My assumption it was a simple tagging error.

10/4/2011 at 8:15 PM

Awesome job with backing this painting up with sources. Now it cam be placed where it belongs. Now I am really curious , how did you & David figure out by searching by painting that it was Sir William Phips? Is there a device that allows you to search by picture without a name? I mention this all to a cousin of mine & he asked me & it really blew my mind of how you two were able to do that unless you already knew who Sir William Phips was or was related to him already? Could you please tell me how you did it. Thank you.

10/4/2011 at 9:02 PM

Google images! :). Oops, can't speak for David.

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10/4/2011 at 9:25 PM

Ditto - Google images

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10/4/2011 at 10:59 PM
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10/4/2011 at 11:13 PM

If you are using Google chrome you can even using Search By image directly by right-clicking on the displayed image by using this extension:

10/4/2011 at 11:22 PM

I was just looking at that. Google just gets better and better.

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10/5/2011 at 5:00 AM

What surprised me most was the face recognition in Google's Picasa when I scanned in some old photos and negatives. It recognized faces from photos based on people I had tagged on photos taken 40 years later.

10/5/2011 at 7:37 AM

Thank you Erica, David & Bjorn. That is awesome & now I'm gonna try more people. Thank you again.

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