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Young Man from the Vicinity of Amherst, Massachusetts

1991.1512 (RS139971)

Description

Rectangular format. Portrait of a young man at waist length with his left arm over the back of a Windsor settee with a red painted rail. Black coat, side-ruffled shirt, black tie with flowing ends, vest embroidered with flowers. In the background is a looped red curtain. It is in its original red-grained frame. Oil on canvas.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1830
Inscriptions
On the lower right reverse of the frame there is a mid-bordered jelly label, fountain pen entry that reads: Young Man/from vici/nity of/Amherst/Mass.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Painting
paintings (visual works)
portraits
Dimensions
29 x 24 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1512
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3021
Reference Notes
Winchester, Alice. "Living with Antiques", Antiques Magazine, Feb.1969. [No Publisher].

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