Bust of Thomas H. Perkins (1764-1854)
by Robert Ball Hughes, ca 1832
Images courtesy of the Perkins School for the Blind
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Robert Ball Hughes executed the marble bust of Thomas H. Perkins by 1832, when it was included in the Boston Athenæum’s annual exhibition1. Perkins served as president of the Athenæum from 1830-1832. The bust resides at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, MA.
Portrait of Thomas Handasyd Perkins (1764-1854)
H. W. Smith engraving of original portrait by Gambardella, ca 1837
from the Memorial History of Boston, 1630-1880, p. 118
Colonel Thomas Handasyd Perkins, or T. H. Perkins (December 15, 1764 – January 11, 1854) was a wealthy Boston merchant…
From the Dictionary of Unitarian & Universalist Biography:
Read more about T. H. Perkins and the history of the Perkins School for the Blind at the Perkins Museum and at Perkins.org. The Perkins School for the Blind is located at 175 North Beacon Street, Watertown, MA on a 38-acre campus on the Charles River.
 Cushing and Dearinger, eds., Acquired Tastes: 200 Years of Collecting for the Boston Athenæum (2006), pp. 281-284 and reported by the Boston Athenæum.