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Miniature Portrait of a Man

1977.234 (RS116467)

Description

Oval framed miniature of a young man. Half-length portrait facing right, wearing blue coat with black collar and silver buttons, and a white shirt, with his hair pulled back. Brown background. Oval metal frame with copper back, enclosing oval glass piece protecting lock of hair, rectangular painted black frame.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1780-1810
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
copper (metal)
glass (material)
hair
ivory (tooth component)
oil paint (paint)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Art
Places
Maine (United States)
Descriptive terms
Copper
copper (metal)
Glass
glass (material)
hair
Hair
ivory (tooth component)
miniatures (paintings)
Oil
oil paint (paint)
Painted
painting (coating)
paintings (visual works)
Picture
Pine
pine (wood)
Portrait
Vegetable Ivory
Dimensions
4.625 x 3.813 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.234
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
3892

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