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Historic District - North in Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Edward Greene Malbone

(1777-1807)

 
 
Edward Green Malbone (1777-1807) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial Sites
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Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1765.
 
Location. 32° 4.499′ N, 81° 5.413′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. It is in the Historic District - North. Marker can be reached from East Oglethorpe Avenue. Located in Colonial Park (Cemetery). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Johnston (a few steps from this marker); Joseph Vallence Bevan (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 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Marker for Colonial Park (Cemetery)
 
Edward Green Malbone (1777-1807) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 2008
2. Edward Green Malbone (1777-1807) Marker
Edward Green Malbone (1777-1807) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, April 21, 2005
3. Edward Green Malbone (1777-1807) Marker
Edward Green Malbone (1777-1807) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 Museum Collection
5. Edward Greene Malbone
Edward Green Malbone (1777-1807) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
6. Edward Green Malbone (1777-1807) Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,671 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 17, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on February 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on October 6, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on September 12, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on February 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on December 17, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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