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Portrait of James Rundlett May

Description

Sitter seen from waist up, three-quarter facial view, wearing dark coat, striped short tie, white shirt, striped vest; plain background. Enclosed in black leather case with tooled quatrefoil motif on front and back cover; inside, right side encloses ambrotype mounted under glass with oval gold metal mat, scrolled edges; left side has figured red velvet;

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1860
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
ambrotypes (photographs)
glass (material)
leather
metal
tintypes (prints)
velvet (fabric weave)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Ambrotype
ambrotypes (photographs)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Glass
glass (material)
leather
Leather
Man
men (male humans)
metal
Picture
Portrait
portraits
Possibly ambrotypes (photographs)
Possibly tintypes (prints)
Tintype
tintypes (prints)
Unidentified Metal
Velvet
velvet (fabric weave)
People and organizations
May, James Rundlet, 1841-1918
Dimensions
2.875 x 4.125 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.650
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5297

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