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Breton Peasant

1971.1641 (RS118324)

Description

Bust-length view of a peasant, executed in brown tones. Swarthy-faced man with long hair, wide brimmed hat, holding a pipe to his mouth with one hand and lighting it with the other. Set in an elaborate gilt and gesso frame with beading, and shell and foliate decorative elements. "Breton Peasant after Henri Mosler" written on back.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1868-1933
Inscriptions
On the back of the canvas is written: Breton Peasant after Henri Mosler.
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
canvas
gesso
gilding
oil paint (paint)
shell (animal material)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Beaded
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
canvas
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Foliate
foliation (pattern)
gesso
Gesso
Gilded
gilding
Man
men (male humans)
Oil on Canvas
oil paint (paint)
paintings (visual works)
Picture
Portrait
portraits
scrolling foliage
Shell
shell (animal material)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
17 x 15 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1641
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12509

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