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1971.761 (RS117756)

Description

Ovoid view, reserve; river scene with single sailboat; two houses on shore to right of sailboat; mountains in background; wooden frame with applied gesso and gilt; scrolled border and elaborate foliate decoration.

Details

Maker
Goupil & Co (Manufacturer)
Date
ca. 1850
Inscriptions
Canvas maker stamped on back: ""GOUPIL & Co ARTIST'S COLOURMEN/289 BROADWAY/NEW-YORK."" Artist's signature may be covered by frame.
Location of origin
New York City, NY, USA
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
canvas
gesso
gilding
oil paint (paint)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Art
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
canvas
Coated Canvas
gesso
Gesso
Gilded
gilding
landscapes (representations)
Oil
oil paint (paint)
paintings (visual works)
Pastoral
pastoral
PICTURE, LANDSCAPE
Sailboat
sailboats
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
31.625 x 37 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.761
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5442

Comments

"Portrait of a Gentleman" #

AvatarPosted by Jeffrey P. Rouse on December 28, 2016
I have received into my painting conservation laboratory a wonderful portrait of a Gentleman sitter wearing an ascot pin initialed: "G". the Goupil sticker is on the reverse of the canvas. Might you give me any further information on this painting for my client. Thank you.

the Goupil sticker on the back of this painting. #

AvatarPosted by Nancy Carlisle, Senior Curator of Collections on January 9, 2017
Hello Jeffrey. I don't know that I can be much help. In the mid-nineteenth-century the Goupil Company of New York sold supplies for artists. I found what seemed to be a reliable on-line reference that suggested that the company was at 289 Broadway only from 1851-1853, In terms of our own painting that narrows down the date a bit but doesn't help us with information about the painter, other than that he purchased his supplies in New York. Sorry not to be able to provide any more information. Thank you for contacting us. Nancy Carlisle, Senior Curator of Collections.