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Portrait of Augustus Whiting

1964.139 (RS5254)

Description

Half-length portrait of a boy in black coat and patterned vest, bangs brushed up. Augustus Whiting of Billerica, MA, was approxiamately 15 years old at time of portrait.

Details

Maker
Whiting, Augustus (Maker (Artist and Subject))
Date
ca. 1810
Inscriptions
Painted script on reverse, lower half: ""Augustus Whiting/ aetat 15?/ Taken by himself by means/ of a mirror./ Circa 1810/ Billerica--Mass""
Location of origin
Billerica, MA, USA
Material
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
paintings (visual works)
paper (fiber product)
Picture
Portrait
portraits
Unidentified Paper
Watercolor
watercolor (paint)
Dimensions
4.125 x 3.75 x 0.125 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1964.139
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Austin Smith
GUSN
46942

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