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Edward Greene Malbone (1777-1807)

 
 
Edward Green Malbone (1777-1807) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
1. Edward Green Malbone (1777-1807) Marker
Inscription. Beneath this modest slab rest the remains of America's foremost painter of miniatures.

Malbone, a native of Rhode Island, began his career in Providence at the age of seventeen. He pursued his calling in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Charleston and in London, England.

Exacting and unceasing work undermined his constitution. Having sought in vain to recover his health in the island of Jamaica, he came to Savannah in fore-knowledge of death and died here in the home of his cousin, Robert Mackay, on May 7, 1807.

Though not yet thirty years of age when he died, he left no peer in his art. Time has justified the statements you may read here in his epitaph. Today Malbone is acknowledged to by the finest miniaturist his country has yet produced, and among the greatest of all time anywhere.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 025-21.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 4.499′ N, 81° 5.413′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from East Oglethorpe Ave.. Click for map. Located in Colonial Park (Cemetery). Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
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Edward Green Malbone (1777-1807) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
2. Edward Green Malbone (1777-1807) Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Johnston (a few steps from this marker); Joseph Vallence Bevan (1798-1830) (a few steps from this marker); Archibald Bulloch (within shouting distance of this marker); Duellist's Grave (within shouting distance of this marker); William Scarbrough (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Clay, Patriot (within shouting distance of this marker); Button Gwinnett (within shouting distance of this marker); Major John Berrien (1759-1815) (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Marker for Colonial Park (Cemetery)
 
Also see . . .  Edward Greene Malbone. His miniatures are generally preserved as much-valued heirlooms in the families of his sitters, but good specimens of his male portraits can be seen in the Boston museum of fine arts and the Pennsylvania academy of the fine arts. Two of his most beautiful female heads, portraits of members of the Middleton family of South Carolina, are well known through engravings by John Cheney, entitled "Egeria" and "Annette." (Submitted on February 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicColonial EraNotable Persons
 
Edward Green Malbone (1777-1807) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 21, 2005
3. Edward Green Malbone (1777-1807) Marker
Edward Green Malbone (1777-1807) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 11, 2011
4. Edward Green Malbone (1777-1807) Marker
Edward Greene Malbone image. Click for full size.
Ira Allen, 1797, Fleming Mesuem Collection
5. Edward Greene Malbone
Edward Green Malbone (1777-1807) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
6. Edward Green Malbone (1777-1807) Marker
 
 
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