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Portrait of Anthony Waterman

1991.508 (RS20765)

Description

Of rectangular format, portrait of a man, half length and facing slightly to the right. He has light brown hair that hangs long at the sides and his bangs over his forehead and brown eyes. He wears a high collar with a bow stock. It is in its original carved gold frame.

Details

Maker
Von Lyman, J. F. C. (Maker)
Date
dated 1798
Inscriptions
In black paint on the very right of the canvas back is: J.F.C. von Lyman 1798- [No.6] (NFL notes that after the signature, ""No.6"" appears, but this cataloger sees no evidence of this.) Incised with a sharp instrument on top of the stretcher bar is: W [? or N or H] Waterman. An illegible, faded sticker/label along the top stretcher bar bears a lengthy two line inscription that would need an infrared exam to read. On a NFL jelly label, in fountain pen, to the right of this, presumably records what it said: Given to/ Helen W. Sonle/ by her Mother/ Alice Sonle. On the upper left stretcher bar, in black pencil - and repeated at the upper left is: #45-337. In the lower right of the frame back on a white jelly label, with blue fountain pen, is: Anthony? Waterman/ Scituate, Mass./ 1798.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
canvas
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Man
men (male humans)
Oil on Canvas
oil paint (paint)
paintings (visual works)
PICTURE, PORTRAIT
Portrait
portraits
People and organizations
Waterman, Anthony
Dimensions
29.5 x 24.25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.508
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2483
Reference Notes
Winchester, Alice. "Living with Antiques", Antiques Magazine, Feb.1969. [No Publisher].

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