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Portrait of a Sea Captain

1942.1661 (RS35318)

Description

Pastel portrait of a sea captain; three-quarter length man wearing a dark blue coat with red vest trimmed in gold; black top hat; telescope tucked under right arm; ship in distance with US flag; in oval gilt frame.

Details

Maker
Attributed to Hirschmann, Franz Ludwig, 1775-1875 (Pastelist)
Date
1794
Inscriptions
"Lord Cornwallis" "By Herscham / 1794" (Second part appears to be in a different hand)
Location of origin
Holland
Associated Building
Original To Beauport (Gloucester, Mass.).
Material
pastels (visual works)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
pastels (visual works)
Picture
portraits
Dimensions
14 5/8 x 12 x 1 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1942.1661
Credit Line
Gift of Constance McCann Betts, Helena Woolworth Guest and Frasier W. McCann.
GUSN
241695

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