Portraits of many famous Bostonians painted 1760–1820 are displayed at the Museum of Fine Arts
John Winthrop (1587–1649)
Acting on a daring plan put together by English Puritans in 1629, Winthrop led approximately 800 settlers to the New World to build a godly civilization in the wilderness. He settled his Puritan charges at Boston in 1630 (see Boston Founded) and served as the governor of the new Massachusetts Bay Colony until his death.
Increase Mather (1639–1723)
Educated at Harvard, preacher Increase Mather solidified the hold of Puritan theologians on the Massachusetts ...