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Portrait of James Jackson Putnam

Description

Pastel portrait of James Jackson Putnam as a child. He is standing and holding a book. He is wearing a blue waistcoat fastened with gold buttons and a black belt. The white collar and cuffs of his shirt are visible underneath. The setting is outdoors. He stands in front of an orange curtain, and the sea and sky are visible in the background. Painting and frame are oval shaped. Gilt and gesso frame with foliate decoration.

Details

Maker
Alexander, Francis, 1800-1880 (Artist)
Date
1852
Painting is signed and dated
Inscriptions
"F. Alexander / 1852" (paint)
Material
paper (fiber product)
pastels (visual works)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Painting
paintings (visual works)
paper (fiber product)
pastels (visual works)
portraits
People and organizations
Putnam, James Jackson, Dr., 1846-1918
Dimensions
37 x 31 x 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1999.52
Credit Line
Gift of Elizabeth M. Flavin
GUSN
249979

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