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Portrait of a Man and a Woman

1991.943.1-2 (RS35134)

Description

Half-length portraits of a man and woman on separate canvases, painted to hang side by side. There is contiguous space suggested by a swag curtain at the top. He wears a black suit and white vest; she wears a grey dress with a gold belt buckle and red coral beads, lace collar and cap, and holds a fan. They both drape hands on the sofa back.

Details

Maker
Smith, Royall Brewster, 1801-1849 (Maker)
Date
dated 1831
Inscriptions
On the woman's portriat 1991.943.1 there is red paint on the canvas back that reads: Painted by Royall B. Smith, March 1831. There is a typed red bordered jelly label on 1991.943.1, affixed to the lower right frame back that reads: ""Painted by Royall/B. Smith 1831.""/R.B. Smith, 1801-1849,/Buxton, ME. Named for/Dr. Royall Brewster/of Buxton. Subjects/ unknown.] The same label, same spot only on 1991.943.2 reads: Companion/picture signed/""painted by/Royall B. Smith/1831"" (Buxton/Maine)
Location of origin
USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Maine (United States)
Descriptive terms
canvas
oil paint (paint)
paintings (visual works)
Picture
Portrait
portraits
Dimensions
30 x 25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.943.1-2
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2718

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