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Portrait of Mrs. Sarah Bull Dorr

1992.168 (RS35111)

Description

Portrait of a woman sitting, 3/4 length, facing slightly left, with her left elbow resting on a round pedestal table. Her right hand in her lap, her left holds a piece of lace with a needle and thread stuck in it. She wears a gray-white dress with a white collar, a gold, green and amethyst pin, and a string of coral beads. It is in a simple black frame with beaded gilded inner moldings.

Details

Maker
Phillips, Ammi, 1788-1865 (Maker)
Date
1814-1816
Inscriptions
On the back, on a typed and black printed white Whitney Museum sticker (Obscured almost entirely by foamcore). [For the Folk Painters of Three Centuries show in 1980.] On the lower right back, on a white jelly label with a blue border (half obscured by foamcore) is: SARAH (BULL) [DORR]/Sister of Po[lly]/ (Bull) Dorr. Pic[obscured]/Rockerfeller Coll./ By Ammi Phillips, c.[obscured]/From Hugh P. Dorr,/Hoosick Falls, N.Y.
Location of origin
USA, New England
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
canvas
oil paint (paint)
paintings (visual works)
Picture
Portrait
portraits
People and organizations
Dorr, Sarah Bull, 1769-1851
Dimensions
40 x 33 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.168
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11598
Reference Notes
in association with Whitney
Related Items
Title Painting Accession number 1992.167 Notes 1992.167 PICTURE, PORTRAIT Relationship Part of set

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