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Portrait of a Man

1925.252 (RS30336)

Description

Three-quarter length standing pose of man (similar to Portrait of Richard Waldron (1966.239)). Possibly either Dorcas Peggy or Thomas Newman, though identity of sitter is uncertain. Elaborate brocade waistcoat with dark brown floral pattern on creme-colored ground. Subject wears blue-gray coat and white shirt with ruffle at neck and cuffs. Subject's right hand rests on table, in left he holds blank paper. At upper right is view of Christ Church (Old North Church) of Boston and an eighteenth century house, possibly owned by John Gould. Black frame, with gilt border next to canvas.

Details

Maker
Greenwood, John, 1727-1792 (Artist)
Date
1745 -1752
Location of origin
Boston, MA, USA
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
canvas
oil paint (paint)
paintings (visual works)
Picture
Portrait
portraits
Dimensions
55 x 43 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1925.252
Credit Line
In memory of Lawrence Park
GUSN
17125
Reference Notes
Sander, Penny. Elegant Embellishments. Boston; SPNEA; 1982.

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