Reverend Joseph Stevens Buckminster
Gilbert Stuart (American 1755–1828)Date
Oil on panelDescription
Joseph Buckminster (1784–1812) was graduated from Harvard College in 1800, when he was sixteen, and soon joined the Unitarian movement. Ordained at the Brattle Street Church in Boston in 1805, he devoted his life to theology and literature. He was a founding member of the Boston Athenæum.
Gift of Thomas Lee, grandson of the subject, 1864Object Number