"A portrait is a picture in which there is just a tiny little something not quite right about the mouth." -- John Singer Sargent

Monday, June 15, 2020

Philologus Loud

This protrait of Philologus Loud (1800-1888) by Sarah Miriam Peale hangs in the Maryland Historical Society Museum in Baltimore Maryland.
Philologus Hawkins Loud was born July 5, 1800 and died January 24, 1888. He and his wife, Sarah Dagg Loud, are buried in the Oakview Cemetery, Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia. He was Professor of Natural Science, Madison, Morgan County, Georgia, Georgia Female College, 1851-1852. -- Penfield Baptist Church Minutes, 1848
This is not Philologus Loud who was a Captain the the Confederate Army or Philologus Loud who used a diving bell to hunt for gold.
Sarah Miriam Peale (May 19, 1800 – February 4, 1885) was an American portrait painter, considered the first American woman to succeed as a professional artist. One of a family of artists of whom her uncle Charles Willson Peale was the most illustrious, Sarah Peale painted portraits mainly of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. notables, politicians, and military figures. Lafayette sat for her four times. -- Wikipedia
Loud's first-name “Philologus” is the name of the Roman Christian to whom St . Paul sent greeting in Romans 16:15 (“Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints which are with them.”); it means “lover of words” or more likely “lover of The Word.”

Loud is buried in Oakview Cemetery in Albany Georgia. This photo of Loud's grave by Brenda Arnett Darbyshire appears in Find-a-Grave.

In Memory of
Philologus Loud
July 5, 1800
Jan. 24, 1888
“Fervent in spirit
serving the Lord”

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