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Portrait of a Man

1991.938.1 (RS20811)

Description

Of rectangular format, a portrait of a man, waist length, with black hair, blue eyes and a black coat. He sits in a red upholstered arm chair with his right arm on the table with a green cover. A round ink well and a document are in front of him and he holds a quill pen in his right hand. In the background is a bookcase with three shelves, several lettered "Clark" and one "Spirit of the Pilgrims", vol.IV, 1831. It is in a simple dark stained frame.

Details

Maker
Gassner, George, Mr., 1811-1861 (Maker)
Date
dated 1834
Inscriptions
In capitals and faded script in yellow paint, in the lower left of the picture is: TAKEN BY G. GASSNER 1834 . In the upper left of the frame back in pencil/charcoal is: Childs Gallery. In the upper left of the frame back in pencil/charcoal is: Boston. In a red bordered jelly label in blue ballpoint, in the upper center of the stretcher is: #C880. On a faded white label in pencil is a label from Doll & Richards, Inc. of Boston, MA with the number C47709. [See file for drawing of the inscriptions and label] In script with graphite/charcoal is: #3 Stearns. In pencil in the upper right of the frame back is: C47709.
Location of origin
Chicopee Falls, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
canvas
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Man
men (male humans)
Oil on Canvas
oil paint (paint)
paintings (visual works)
PICTURE, PORTRAIT
Portrait
portraits
Dimensions
27 x 34 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.938.1
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2713
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