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Portrait of Harrison Gray Otis

Description

Subject depicted from waist up; seated in a chair; facing viewer; gray hair; wears a red coast and vest with gold buttons; holds a piece of paper and a quill pen; dark solid background; gilt frame with nameplate on lower rail.

Details

Maker
Lamb, Adrian, 1901-1988 (Artist)
Date
1976
ca. 1767 - original painting
Inscriptions
"HARRISON GRAY/ Died 1794 - Age 84/ First Receiver Genl of Massachusetts/ Father of Elizabeth Gray Otis/ ARTIST - COPLEY" (name plate)
"COPY BY/ ADRIAN LAMB/ - 1976 -/ FROM THE ORIGINAL BY/ J.S.COPLEY IN THE/ NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART/ - WASHINGTON, D.C. -" (handwritten)
"D. MATT, INC./ 223 E. 80TH St./ New York, NY 10021/ - CARVED PICTURE FRAMES/ (RESTORATION OF PAINTINGS)" (paper tag)
Material
canvas
gesso
gilding
gold (metal)
oil paint (paint)
painting (image-making)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
canvas
gesso
gilding
gold (metal)
oil paint (paint)
Painting
painting (image-making)
paintings (visual works)
Portrait
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
The Honorable and Mrs. Robert H. Thayer
Dimensions
38 x 34 x 2 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2002.57.2
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
GUSN
265963
Related Items
Title Portrait of Elizabeth Gray Otis Accession number 2002.57.1

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