Painting of Benjamin Pickman (1708-1773) homestead in North Salem, MA, 18th cent
The website of Hope Antiques, Wickford, RI, at:
pictures a watercolor painting on paper of the Benjamin Pickman (1708-1773) homestead in North Salem, MA, 18th century.
It gives the further information about Pickman and the painting: "Inscribed 'A View of the house and part of the Farm of the Hon.bl Benjamin Pickman, Esq.'Benjamin Pickman was Salem's richest citizen and one of the wealthiest in the Colony of Massachusetts.He was an active patriot in the period leading up to the Revolution.In 1765, he held was the Chairman of the Committee to Protest the Stamp Act.He was a judge of the Court of Common Pleas and a Colonel in the Essex Regiment.He helped fund the 1745 Louisburg Expedition.Also, he was the leading member of the First Church in Salem and a driving force behind the split of the church into the First and North Churches in 1772.This property later belonged to the Loring's and was known as Loring Villa in 1920.The painting is 8 1/4x11 (sight) and has some water staining and a tear in the bottom left corner."
If the painting has been sold and has disappeared from the website, I have copied it and would be happy to send it freely to any Pickman family researchers. Someone in the family should have it--it is too good to be missed by the family.
My email address can be found by clicking on my underlined name above. Please contact me directly by email rather than post a reply to me on this Pickman Genforum website that I might not see.
If it were a painting of an historic Pease homestead, I'd certainly want someone to do the same for me.