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Portrait of Prudence Waters

1991.1067.2 (RS21247)

Description

Rectangular format of the head and shoulders of a woman in a dark brown oval; she wears a rust rose dress with a muslin cap; the frame is ebonized with an inner gold molding.

Details

Label
Loaned to Worcester Historical Museum for exhibition "Tell Tale Treasures: Sutton 1704-2004," April-October 2004.
Maker
Chandler, Winthrop, 1747-1790 (Maker)
Date
1779
Inscriptions
In black paint on the image is written: ""PRUD.ce WATERS, AEt 24."" On a typewritten jelly label on the lower left of the frame reverse is written: ""Mrs. Samuel Waters, 1755-1837/Prudence Winchester Waters,/of Grafton and Sutton, Mass./Painted by Winthrop Chandler/ between March and November/1779."" Scrawled in chalk and pencil on the left frame reverse, three times is: ""Borodom"" The frame measurements are scrawled across the top frame reverse in pencil.
Location of origin
Woodstock, CT, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Connecticut (United States)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
canvas
Coated Canvas
Oil on Canvas
oil paint (paint)
paintings (visual works)
Picture
Portrait
portraits
People and organizations
Waters, Prudence
Dimensions
28.75 x 25.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1067.2
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11270

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