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Portrait of Dr. Barnard

2006.44.1076 (RS10861)

Description

Framed relief wax portrait of a clergyman, "Good Old Doctor Barnard." Sitter is in profile, facing right. Sitter has curled hair and is wearing a black hat, black robe and white collar. Gilt frame with black painted oval mat on glass.

Details

Maker
Possibly Rauschner, John Christian (1760-after 1812) (Maker)
Date
1807
Inscriptions
"Doctor Barnard Pastor of North Church m.1773"
"Good old Doctor Barnard"/ First Pastor of the North Society/ Salem, Mass. a conspicuous/ figure in the North Bridge Affair/ This curious wax portrait was perhaps made by Mr. Rauschner/ who did such work in Salem about/ 1807. see Felt annals of Salem,/ It belonged to Miss Jane P. Phillips, whose/ father (S.C.P.) and Grandfather (S.P.)/ went to the North Church until Barton Square Church was started./ Labelled by me in 1911./ Stephen W. Phillips./ a similar one is at the North Church" (ink handwritten)
"Mr. Phillips/ 35 Warren [...] Sa[...]" (ink handwritten)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
paint (coating)
wax
wood (plant material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
paint (coating)
portraits
Sculpture
soft sculpture
wax
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
10 12/16 x 9 5/16 x 2 6/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1076
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
222932

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