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Portrait of Allethenia Fisk Ferrar

1991.1199 (RS35118)

Description

Rectangular formated portrait of a woman at waist length, facing right, with red drapes in the background. Light brown hair piled uptop her head with a blue dress with a round collar and lace banding (lace is in black circles with raised dots of white paint). She's also wearing a belt with a buckle, a chain attached to scissors and sewing in her lap. She holds a threaded needle in her right hand. Simple black frame. Oil on canvas. [see photo neg#47500-A]

Details

Maker
Attributed to Powers, Asahel L. (American painter, 1813-1843) (Artist)
Date
1834-1835
Inscriptions
1. On the lower left side on the back of the stretcher, on a typed white red bordered jelly label that reads: Allethenia Fisk/B.Wilton; NH, June 30/1792./D.Sept.4, 1838. Sister/of Achsah (Fisk) Farrar./Attrib. to Asahel/Powers of Spfld. VT. 2. Next to #1 on the back in a blue ball point pen on a jelly label with a red border, is written: Loaned by/Mrs. B.K. Little . 3. Measurements written in pencil on each side of the back of the picture on the frame, except the bottom. They are: 35.5"", 35.5"", 25.5"". 4. Across from the bottom in charcoal is written: #5904X
Location of origin
USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Vermont (United States)
Descriptive terms
canvas
Oil on Canvas
oil paint (paint)
Painted
Painting
paintings (visual works)
Portrait
portraits
Sewing
Woman
People and organizations
Farrar, Allethenia Fisk, 1792-1838
Dimensions
34 1/2 x 25 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1199
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2753

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