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Portrait of Deacon William Brown

1951.142 (RS188945)

Description

Bust length portrait of Deacon William Brown (1749-1815), a gray-haired man with white cravat and shirt, black jacket. Gilt frame, oval liner.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1815
Inscriptions
"Deacon William Brown,/ born 1749--died 1815/ Chas. Brown/ He was my mother's maternal grandfather./ His house in Boston was on the corner of/ Dover and Washington Streets, and his/ country place was in Waltham./ Nov. 30, 1888/ Edward I. Browne/ His first wife was Sarah May and his/ second was Elizabeth Livermore." (Pen script on reverse, center:)
Material
oil pastels
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
oil pastels
Painting
painting (image-making)
paper (fiber product)
portraits
People and organizations
Brown, William, 1749-1815
Dimensions
11 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 1 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1951.142
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Elizabeth Thackara
GUSN
45339

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