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Portrait of Colonell Joseph Dorr

1992.167 (RS35137)

Description

Portrait of a man sitting, 3/4 length, facing slightly right, with his right arm resting on a chair back. He sits before a desk with a large letter book on it and a quill pen in his hand. In his left hand is a folded paper. He wears a black coat, grey trousers, and white stock. It is in a simple black frame with beaded gilded inner moldings.

Details

Maker
Phillips, Ammi, 1788-1865 (Maker)
Date
1814-1816
Inscriptions
On the back, left bottom stretcher, on a typed blue-bordered white label is: COL. JOSEPH DORR/ brother of Dr. Russell Dorr (pic. at AARFAC)/ Painted in Hoosick Falls/c.1814, by Ammi Phillips/From descendent Hugh/Dorr of Hoosick Falls. On the back, upper right stretcher, on a typed and black printed white sticker (mostly obscured by foamcore) is: WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN.../.945 [etc.]/Artist: A. Phillips/ Title: Col. J. Door/Date: c.1814-16/Lender: Bertram K. [Little]/Exhibition: (?)
Location of origin
USA, New England
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
canvas
oil paint (paint)
paintings (visual works)
Picture
Portrait
portraits
People and organizations
Dorr, Joseph, 1760-1833
Dimensions
40 x 33 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.167
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3393
Reference Notes
in association with Whitney
Related Items
Title Painting Accession number 1992.168 Notes 1992.168 PICTURE, PORTRAIT Relationship Part of set

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