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Miniature Portrait of a Man

1977.235 (RS116468)

Description

Rectangular framed miniature portrait of man, half-length, facing slightly right; wearing black coat, black waistcoat, white shirt, black necktie in bow, black cloak with silver clasp over subject's left shoulder, black watch chain visible around neck; seated on black Empire sofa with mahogany scrolled arm, ormolu mount, corner of room visible in brown background enclosed by metal gold inner matt; dark stained mahogany frame with deep recess and carved inner molding.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1780-1810
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
gilt bronze
mahogany (wood)
oil paint (paint)
painting (coating)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
gilt bronze
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
miniatures (paintings)
Oil
oil paint (paint)
Ormolu
Painted
painting (coating)
paintings (visual works)
Picture
Portrait
Dimensions
4.625 x 3.813 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.235
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
3893

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