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Portait of Augustus Lord

1971.603 (RS98111)

Description

Seated three-quarter portrait of Augustus Lord; brown hair, blue eyes, long sideburns; sharply pointed nose; wearing dark overcoat with V opening in front; underneath, white unbottoned shirt with white scarf tied high around neck, bow in front; holds letter in his left hand sealed with red wax; in front are two open books with feather pen in stand; seated in red upholstered chair with wooden crest; column behind him with red drapery at upper corners; molded gilt frame with thumbprint motif around inner edge.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1850
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
Lord, Augustus, 1798-1881
Dimensions
38.688 x 32.75 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.603
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5236

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