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Portrait of Sally Foster Otis

1978.137 (RS80843)

Description

Portrait of Sally Foster Otis, Mrs. Harrison Gray Otis (1770-1836). Complicated pose, half-length seated, turned to her right. She wears lace cap, ermine trimmed velvet cape; green dress with white chemisette with ruching of sheer material. Red swagged curtain appears at left. Dark flat background. Red upholstered chair. Frame: elaborate molded gesso; floral, foliate and scroll decoration, concentrated at corners.

Details

Maker
Harding, Chester, 1792-1866 (Maker)
Date
ca. 1830
Location of origin
USA
Material
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Oil
oil paint (paint)
paintings (visual works)
Picture
Portrait
portraits
People and organizations
Otis, Sally (Foster), 1770-1836
Dimensions
42 x 31 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1978.137
Credit Line
Gift in memory of three sisters, who were all great granddaughters of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Gray Otis: Mary Otis Clarkson, Martha Otis Rowe, and Birdsall Otis Edey.
GUSN
17463

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