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Portrait of William Hickling (1704-1784/1786)

1937.409 (RS5145)

Description

Painted portrait of a man wearing a red jacket and waistcoat, sitting in a green upholstered chair and holding a book by Milton, mounted in a molded wood frame.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1750-1770
Inscriptions
"William Hickling / born in / Sutton Bonnington / Nottinghamshire, England. / March 25th, 1704. / died in Boston / between 1784 & 1786 / great - grandfather of / William Hickling Prescott / the historian" (Ink)
Location of origin
Probably Boston, Massachusetts
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
paintings (visual works)
Picture
Portrait
portraits
People and organizations
Hickling, William, Mr., 1704-1784-1786
Prescott, William Hickling, Mr.
Dimensions
7 in x 5 3/8 in x 3/8 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1937.409
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Theodora Willard
GUSN
103855

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