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Portrait of Joshua Coffin

Description

Half-length portrait of Joshua Coffin (1792-1864). White-haired gentleman in black coat and white shirt in heavy, molded and gilded frame. Attached plaque reads: "1792--Joshua Coffin--1864/ Teacher-Humanitarian-Historian/ Whittier's Schoolmaster/ The last male of seven generations/ Born-lived-died in the Old Coffin House/ Presented by the children of his daughter/ Lucia Tappan Coffin Chase." On back inscription reads: "Joshua Coffin/ painted by Ada C. Williamson after the original portrait by John C. Naegle." Stamped on side and lower stretchers: "N. Snellenburg and Co./ Market at 11th to 12th sts./ Philadelphia, PA."

Details

Maker
Williamson, Ada C. (Maker)
After Naegle, John C. (Artist)
Possibly N. Snellenburg & Co. (Framer)
Date
1930-1935
Inscriptions
See description.
Location of origin
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Pennsylvania (United States)
Descriptive terms
canvas
Oil on Canvas
oil paint (paint)
paintings (visual works)
Picture
Portrait
portraits
People and organizations
Joshua Coffin
Dimensions
33.25 x 29.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1931.1906
GUSN
25257

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