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Portrait of Hannah May Burrough (1872-1972)

1929.69 (RS157865)

Description

Full-length portrait of Hannah May Burrough. Sitter is wearing a full length dress, bodice has a rounded neckline with lace trim, pale blue sash at waist, gathered skirt; Hannah is holding a fan in her right hand and is standing next to a small table covered with a pale yellow cloth. A clear glass vase filled with white roses sits atop the table. Ornate gilt frame.

Details

Maker
Breul, Hugo August Bernhard, 1854-1910 (Artist)
Date
1897
Inscriptions
"WIFE OF/CHARLES D. FREEMAN/HANNAH MAY BURROUGH/BORN 1872 - DIED 1972/PAINTED BY HUGO BREUL/1897/GIVEN BY HER TO THIS SOCIETY" (Brass plaque)
"Hugo Breul/1897" (Brown paint)
"Return to/Artists' P. & S. Co./East 23d Street/NEW YORK" (Diamond shaped paper label with printed orange text)
"WRITE PLAINLY/Canvas in good order/Frame " " "/Glass " " "/The above to be filled by Entry Clerk only./Cartman....../Title....Portrait/Artist....Hugo Breul/Address....Providence, R.I./Agent....H.W. Mills AP & S. Co/Return to..." (Square printed label with handwritten pen script)
"Top left corner of label is illegible/Order No. 63151/From D.B. BUTLER & CO.,/398 Fourth Avenue,/Bet. 27th and 28th Streets,/NEW YORK/ ETCHINGS/ENGRAVINGS,/PHOTOGRAPHS,/ Bottom portion of label is missing" (Printed label with handwritten pencil script)
Material
oil painting (technique)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
oil painting (technique)
Painting
portraits
Dimensions
70 1/2 x 53 5/8 x 4 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1929.69
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Hannah May Burrough
GUSN
266203

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