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Portrait of George May

1971.601 (RS117628)

Description

Seated three-fourths view portrait of George May with brown hair; navy overcoat and vest; green chair; brown background with red curtain drawn aside at left, revealing landscape; left arm bent, leaning on single book; right hand in pants pocket; jeweled stick pin at center of shirt; gilded frame is molded and gessoed with fleur de lis border with back; scrolled corners.

Details

Maker
Possibly Dechaux, Edward (Framer)
Date
1830-1840
Inscriptions
""George Hall May born in Hartford Conn May 14th 1815 died 3rd October 1858 at Savannah Georgia"" attached to frame. ""Prepared by Edward Dechaux New York"" stamped on canvas.
Location of origin
New York, USA
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
canvas
Coated Canvas
Oil
oil paint (paint)
paintings (visual works)
Picture
Portrait
portraits
People and organizations
May, George Hall, 1815-1858
Dimensions
46 x 38.875 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.601
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5234

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