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Portrait of Betsy Thacher

Description

Frontal waist length portrait of woman seated in Lincoln type rocker. She wears a white lace cap tied under the chin and black dress with pleated bodice and white lace collar with cameo pin at center of collar. Black shawl. Subject holds brass rimmed spectacles of rounded rectangular shape folded in her right hand. Gray background. Painted on back "Betsy Thacher / Aged 60 years / Painted 1846." Orange-brown stained wood frame.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1846
Inscriptions
Betsy Thacher / Aged 60 years / Painted 1846 (Painted)
Location of origin
New England
Associated Building
Original To Winslow Crocker House (Yarmouth Port, Mass.).
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
pine (wood)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Painting
pine (wood)
People and organizations
Thacher, Elizabeth M.
Thacher, Mary
Dimensions
37 1/2 x 32 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1999.555
Credit Line
Estate of Guido Perera
GUSN
256377

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