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Portrait of Penelope Winslow

1977.246 (RS80795)

Description

Portrait of Penelope Winslow, half-length facing right; subject has brown hair and is wearing a blue dress. Spandrels in lower corners only. Paper is pasted directly to wooden frame covered by a piece of coarse linen tacked to back.

Details

Maker
Possibly Badger, Joseph, 1708-1765 (Maker)
Date
1740-1750
Inscriptions
on verso, in pencil on linen lower left ""Penelope Pelham 1745""; in pen on paper pasted to linen: ""Mary & John Winslow/niece and nephew of/ Joseph Sayward and (chil)dren/ of Mary (S.) Sayward. Brought/ from Louisburg 1763 by/ Joseph Sayward - /Died at Halifax (?) 1779 (crossed out); on another paper: ""Genl. John Winslow / Penelope Pelham Winslow sister of John Winslow. both died in exile at Halifax/N.S. m 1779""
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
oil paint (paint)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Oil
oil paint (paint)
paper (fiber product)
Picture
Portrait
portraits
Unidentified Paper
People and organizations
Pelham, Penelope
Winslow, Penelope Pelham
Dimensions
26.75 x 22.25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.246
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
3904

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