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Clement Drew (1806–1889) was an artist and "dealer in picture-frames" in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 19th century.[1] He specialized in marine paintings. He kept a studio on Court Street (ca.1840s-1860s),[2][3] Tremont Street (in the Boston Museum building, ca.1873), Copeland Street (ca.1888),[4] and Tremont Temple (1889).[5] He married Elizabeth Teal in 1829; they had two children.[1]

Among the subjects painted by Drew: "Abaellino privateer, 1812";[6] Bark Vernon on Lynn Beach, Morning, Feby. 3rd, 1859;[7] Brig Vintage (built 1837);[8] missionary packet Morning Star[9] Minot's Light; "the ship Abolition and the wreck Colonization, 1839;"[10] sailing ship Uriel;[11] yacht passing Thatcher Island Lights, Cape Ann;[12] Ship Mary L. Sutton;[12] Ship Hound;[12] and wreck of the Schooner Hesperus on Norman's Woe, Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1883.[13]



  1. ^ a b Francis Samuel Drake. Memorials of the Society of the Cincinnati of Massachusetts. Boston: 1873
  2. ^ Boston Directory 1848, 1864
  3. ^ Boston Almanac 1847, 1858
  4. ^ Boston Almanac, 1888
  5. ^ Boston Almanac, 1889
  6. ^ "Maritime exhibition: a big show in Boston's Mechanics' building", New York Times, November 10, 1889
  7. ^ Painted by Clement Drew (1859), Bark Vernon on Lynn Beach: Morning, Feby. 3rd. 1859, Boston: J.H. Bufford’s Lith.
  8. ^ Norman E. Muller (1977), "Checklist of Boston Retailers in Artist's Materials: 1823-1887", Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, 17
  9. ^ Painted by C. Drew; J.P.Newell del., Missionary packet Morning Star passing Boston Light, Boston: C.Drew; J.H.Bufford’s Lith.
  10. ^ "February Meeting. Gifts to the Society", Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 3rd series, 49, February 1916
  11. ^ Art News, 22, April 12, 1924
  12. ^ a b c "Collections". Connecticut: Mystic Seaport. Retrieved August 18, 2010.
  13. ^ "Blackwood/March Auctioneers, Massachusetts". Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2010-08-18.

Further readingEdit

  • "Death of artist Drew", Boston Daily Globe, June 1, 1889
  • Groce and Wallace, New York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America
  • Peter Falk, Who Was Who in American Art

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