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Portrait of a Cape Ann Builder

1991.515 (RS35116)

Description

Rectangular format, bust length portrait of a man with black hair, gray eyes, pleated shirt and dark coat and vest; facing right side of painting; holds carpenter's plane in right hand; medium brown background; window view at right side of painting, showing a pitched roof yellow house with white trim; coach and four with passengers; wide pine, keyed stretchers.

Details

Maker
Wiggin, Alfred J. (Maker)
Adams, J. J. (Maker)
Date
1848
Location of origin
Salem/Gloucester, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Painting
paintings (visual works)
portraits
Dimensions
30 1/4 x 25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.515
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2489

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