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Portrait of Mr. Edwin Pierce

2002.22 (RS33494)

Description

Unframed oil painting on panel. Half-length portrait of a man, identified as Edwin Pierce. The subject is turned three-quarters of the way to the right. He has brown hair, and is wearing a black jacket and a white shirt. He is holding a book with the title 'Architect'. Behind him, there is an Ionic column, and fringed orange curtains with tassels.Oil on panel; unframed.

Details

Maker
Smith, Royall Brewster, 1801-1849 (Artist)
Date
July 1840
Inscriptions
"Portrait of/ Mr. Edwin Pierce/ Painted by/ R. B. Smith/ July 1840" (handwritten)
Location of origin
Maine
Material
oil painting (technique)
panel paintings (painting by form)
Object type
Art
Places
Possibly Limington (York county, Maine)
Possibly Maine (United States)
Descriptive terms
oil painting (technique)
Painting
panel paintings (painting by form)
portraits
Dimensions
30 3/8 x 25 3/4 x 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2002.22
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
GUSN
223066

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