William M. S. Doyle

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Self Portrait of the Artist (1801)

William Massey Stroud Doyle (1769-1828) was a portrait painter and museum proprietor in Boston, Massachusetts.


He oversaw the Columbian Museum on Tremont Street in the early 19th century.[1][2]

As an artist, Doyle created portraits of:

According to historian Charlotte Moore, Doyle's daughter, Margaret Byron Doyle, "also worked as an artist."[13]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Boston Directory. 1807, 1823
  2. ^ Boston medical and surgical journal, May 13, 1828
  3. ^ William Dunlap. A history of the rise and progress of the arts of design in the United States, Volume 3. Boston: C.E. Goodspeed & co., 1918. Google books
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Massachusetts Historical Society catalog. Retrieved 2010-09-02
  5. ^ Bolton. Wax portraits and silhouettes. Massachusetts Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1915
  6. ^ a b c d e f g MFA collections. Retrieved 2010-09-01
  7. ^ Samuel Foster participated in the Boston Tea Party participant and fought in the American Revolution. cf. Bolton. 1915; p.45
  8. ^ Smithsonian
  9. ^ Harvard. Retrieved 2010-09-01
  10. ^ NYPL. Retrieved 2010-09-01
  11. ^ NYPL. Retrieved 2010-09-01
  12. ^ American Antiquarian Soc. Retrieved 2010-09-01
  13. ^ Encyclopedia of American folk art. 2004; p.139).

Further reading[edit]

  • Alice Van Leer Carrick. Shades of our ancestors: American profiles and profilists. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1928. Google books
  • Arthur Kern and Sybil Kern. The pastel portraits of William M.S. Doyle. The Clarion (American Folk Art Museum), 1988; p. 41-47
  • C. Moore. "William Massey Stroud Doyle." In: Gerard C. Wertkin, ed. Encyclopedia of American folk art. Taylor & Francis, 2004; p. 139.

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