Pierre Bowdoin, the grandfather of Gov. Bowdoin, the French Huguenot ancestor and founder of the family in this country, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 88
The Bowdoins were from Rochelle, in France. They trace their family to Baldwin, Count of Flanders. [P. 19 (L).] The family originally settled in Portland, Maine. [P. 19 (S); (The remainder are family portraits of the Bowdoin Family, presented by Mrs. Sarah Bowdoin Dearborn. Mrs. Dearborn was the widow of Hon. James Bowdoin.") [P. 18L; quote refers to serials 02090071 through 02090080.]
Catalogue of the Bowdoin Collection of Paintings, Bowdoin College. Brunswick: Joseph Griffin. 1870.