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Ambrotype

Description

Centered ambrotype of an elderly woman, seated in a fur-covered chair. She wears a dark dress with a light colored shawl and holds embroidery in her lap. To the right is a tapestry covered table. White drap background. Wood frame has an applied spiral gesso rope at the center, gilded.

Details

Maker
Cox, G. C. (Photographer)
Date
1870-1890
Inscriptions
Mat signed: G.C. Cox Photo.
Location of origin
USA
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
ambrotypes (photographs)
gesso
glass (material)
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Documentary Artifact
Descriptive terms
AMBROTYPE
Ambrotype
ambrotypes (photographs)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
gesso
Gesso
Glass
glass (material)
paper (fiber product)
Portrait
portraits
Unidentified Paper
Woman
women (female humans)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
14.375 x 11.75 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1810
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12705

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