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Portrait of John Langdon

1975.161 (RS986)

Description

Portrait of John Langdon (1741-1819); oil on canvas, attributed to Edward Savage (American, 1761-1817). Profile of Langdon, facing right, wearing a black high necked jacket and white lace collar. Gilt frame with egg and dart inner molding and beaded center molding.

Details

Maker
Attributed to Savage, Edward (Artist)
Date
ca. 1790
Inscriptions
"...INGTON CENTE......XHIBIT/HISTORICAL PORTRAITS AND RELICS,/...tropolitan Opera House, New York, 1889/SUBJECT, John Langdon/ARTIST, Edward Savage/..HIBITOR, Rev. Alfred Langdon" (Printed paper label with handwritten notes in blanks)
"Mrs. Kremer" (Handwritten on paper jelly label)
"Painted by/Savage" (Paper label, black ink)
"John Langdon Born 1741-1819/Painted by Savage" (Handwritten in green ink on masking tape)
"FOGG/ART MUSEUM/LOAN 1744" (Printed and handwritten paper label)
"WN Krem.../c/o W......./Ports......" (Handwritten on a jelly label)
"The National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian Institution/F Street at 8th NW/Washington, Dc 20560/202-357-2690/Registrar/Loan Label Number 92/Exhibition FIRST FEDERAL CONGRESS/March 2-July 23, 1989/Title John Langdon attributed to Edward Savage/Oil on canvas/Lender Society for the Preservation of New/England Antiquities, Bequest of John/Elwyn Stone/ BRAIDED WIRE NPG" (Printed label with typed text)
Material
oil painting (technique)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
oil painting (technique)
Painting
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
29 1/2 x 24 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1975.161
Credit Line
Bequest of John Elwyn Stone
GUSN
241564
Reference Notes
In the Library of Princeton University

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