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Portrait of Washington Gordon

1991.1070 (RS25760)

Description

Half of a rectangular, vertical format portrait of a young man, with a dark blue coat with puffed shoulders and a yellow vest with gold painted buttons. Unframed - per donor there was no sign of it ever having been framed.

Details

Maker
Attributed to Ellis, A. (Maker)
Date
1832
Inscriptions
In pencil on the the very center of the board back is a series of mathematical calculations- addition. On a jelly label in the lower right board back, in script in blue ballpoint is: Washington Gordon/husband of Diantha (Atwood) Gordon of Salem, N.H. or her brother? Attrib. to A. Ellis. Carved into the knot of the figure's scarf are these letters: WNW . NFL also notes a presence of a pencil inscription at the left: ""Tidings I bring to you..."", but the present cataloger does not see it.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
oil paint (paint)
panels (wood)
Object type
Art
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Man
men (male humans)
Oil on Panel
oil paint (paint)
paintings (visual works)
panels (wood)
Picture
Portrait
portraits
People and organizations
Gordon, Washington, Mr., 1805-1887
Dimensions
25.375 x 12.75 x 0.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1070
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3284
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