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Portrait of Alfred Langdon Elwyn, Sr. (1804-1884)

2009.22.3 (RS104187)

Description

Portrait of Alfred Langdon Elwyn, Sr. (1804-1884). Half length portrait of a dark haired young man wearing a high collared black jacket and white shirt. Sitter is looking to his right. Gilt frame with rope edge.

Details

Label
Centennial Acquisitions Exhibiton, October 22nd-23rd, 30th-31st, 2010: <br/> Alfred Langdon-Elwyn was the grandson of John Langdon who built the Langdon House. Trained as a physician in Philadelphia, he published "a handsome volume" of letters from Washington, Adams, and Jefferson to his grandfather. The artist, Robert Sully, was the nephew of artist Thomas Sully.
Maker
Sully, Robert Matthew, 1803-1855 (Artist)
Date
1825
Inscriptions
KF 2969 (Handwritten in pink chalk)
Material
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
oil paint (paint)
oil painting (technique)
Painting
Dimensions
25 1/2 x 21 1/2 x 2 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2009.22.3
Credit Line
Bequest of Frances S. Warrick
GUSN
175061

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