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Watercolor Portrait of John Crane Bridge

1995.404 (RS30343)

Description

Watercolor of John Crane Bridge. He stands on the green near the waterfront with the skyline of Boston in the distance. A black dog is iwth him. He wears a blacktop hat, a white shirt, white trousers and blue waistcoat with brass buttons. Shoes are black heeled leather. He holds a walking stick and possibly the leash to his dog. He also wears very long sideburns. The background consists of the green (grass?). Bridge stands on near sand/beach and the water of the bay is visible.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1808
Inscriptions
Labels attached to reverse of frame, handwritten: 1) "The Society for the Preservation/ of N. E. Antiquities/ John Crane Brudge, son of Jeremiah/ Gridley Bridge and Sally Crane, of/ Boston, sketched before he left for a trip/ to China for his health, c. 1808./ Great-uncle of donor, Helen Sanborn/ Whitney." In upper right corner: "6." 2) "SPNEA 6" 3) "The Society for the Preservation/ of New England Antiquities. #6"
Associated Building
Subject John Crane Bridge.
Material
watercolor (paint)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Painting
portraits
Watercolor
watercolor (paint)
watercolors (paintings)
People and organizations
Bridge, John Crane, 1788-1848
Dimensions
5 x 4 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1995.404
Credit Line
Bequest of Elsie Allen
GUSN
10548

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