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Portrait of a Minister

1991.510.1 (RS20766)

Description

Large, rectangular format picture of a clergyman, shown half-length, facing right, with tabs and a black coat. He is wearing a white fitted wig. He has a full, ruddy face with a double chin and blue eyes. He holds white fabric in his hands (perhaps sugggesting baptismal, or other professional duties). On a gray background and in a gold frame that appears to be a liner for a larger frame.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
September 8, 1789
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
canvas
oil pastels
paper (fiber product)
pine (wood)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
canvas
Coated Canvas
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Man
men (male humans)
oil pastels
paintings (visual works)
paper (fiber product)
Pastel
Picture
Pine
pine (wood)
Portrait
portraits
Unidentified Paper
Dimensions
30 x 22 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.510.1
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2484

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