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Portrait of Mary Wheelwright Codman (1792-1857)

2005.20.2 (RS85741)

Description

Portrait of Mary Wheelwright Codman, pictured from the waist up, turned to the right. She is seated in a red-striped upholstered arm chair against a dark background, with a book open to a seascape on her lap. She wears a narrow gold wedding band on her left hand, and a scenic micromosaic brooch at her neck. Her black silk gown is fitted at the waist, with wide sleeves that narrow at the wrist in the mid-1840s style, with a white chemise with a collar set with lace frills and a white lawn day cap tied under her chin. The portrait is set in a gilt wooden frame with scroll and foliate borders.

Details

Maker
Huntington, Daniel, 1806-1906 (Artist)
Date
1840-1850
Material
canvas
gilding
oil painting (technique)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
canvas
gilding
oil painting (technique)
Painting
portraits
Dimensions
44 1/2 x 36 x 4 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2005.20.2
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. John Codman, Jr. and Susan S. Clark
GUSN
189604

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