Charles Osgood (artist)

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Portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Charles Osgood, 1841 (Peabody Essex Museum)

Charles Osgood (1809–1890) was an American artist from Salem, Massachusetts,[1][2] who also worked briefly in Boston and New York City.[3][4] Examples of his work are in the American Antiquarian Society,[5] Historic New England, Harvard University, Massachusetts Historical Society, and Peabody Essex Museum.[6]


  1. ^ "Portrait painter ... Mr. Charles Osgood ... has taken a room in Essex-street, over the Exchange Bank." Salem Gazette, 07-22-1828
  2. ^ "Charles Osgood, painting room, 7 Central." Salem Directory, 1842
  3. ^ Chas. S. Osgood and H.M. Batchelder (1879), Historical sketch of Salem, 1626-1879, Salem: Essex Institute, OCLC 4198133 
  4. ^ His father Nathaniel Osgood "was a shipmaster of Salem." His son was Charles Stuart Osgood (b. 1839). cf. Frederick Clifton Pierce. Batchelder, Batcheller genealogy: descendants of Rev. Stephen Bachiler, of England, a leading non-conformist, who settled the town of New Hampton, N.H., and Joseph, Henry, Joshua, and John Batcheller of Essex Co., Massachusetts. Higginson Book Co., 1898
  5. ^ American Antiquarian Society
  6. ^ Peabody Essex Museum. American Art. Retrieved 2011-12-07

Further reading[edit]

  • Frederic Alan Sharf. "Charles Osgood : the life and times of a Salem portrait painter." Essex Institute Historical Collections, vol. 102, no. 3 (July 1966).
  • Charles Osgood. Essex Institute catalog, special loan exhibition (Nov. 1978 - Jan 1979). Essex Institute, Salem, MA

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