Apron

Title

Apron

Description

Nathan Negus decorated this apron when he was sixteen years old and an apprentice with ornamental painter, John Ritto Penniman (1782-1841). Never finished or worn, this apron may have been decorated as part of Negus’ instruction. Over the course of his five years in Penniman’s shop, Negus became familiar with the artist's Masonic business. This exposure helped him learn about the fraternity’s symbols, such the ones seen here and those on a box, thought to have been painted by Negus, that is displayed nearby.

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Identifier

Special Acquisitions Fund, 79.47

Creator

Nathan Negus (1801-1825), Boston, Massachusetts

Date

1817

Citation

Nathan Negus (1801-1825), Boston, Massachusetts, “Apron,” Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library Online Exhibitions, accessed July 14, 2024, https://srmmlonlineexhibitions.omeka.net/items/show/580.