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Portrait of Mrs. George Barrett (1807-1877)

Description

Portrait of Frances Hall Ames Barrett, leaning on the scrolled arm of a sofa with gold upholstery. Sitter is wearing a white off-the-shoulder dress with ruched bodice, short puffed sleeves, and pleated skirt. A small gold brooch is pinned to the center of the bodice. Sitter is wearing a pair of matched gold bracelets and is holding a sheaf of sheet music in her left hand. Sitter's brown hair curled into ringlets and piled atop her head. White pedestal with blue and gold urn in background at left, red draperies with gold fringe in background at right. Plain gilt frame.

Details

Maker
Pratt, Henry Cheever (American painter, 1803-1880) (Painter)
Date
1833
Inscriptions
"H.C. Pratt/ painted / this / 1833" (Painted)
"T.BROWN" (stamped)
Location of origin
USA
Associated Building
Original To Barrett House (New Ipswich, N.H.).
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Painting
paintings (visual works)
portraits
People and organizations
Barrett, Frances Hall (Ames), 1809-1887
Dimensions
44 x 36 1/2 x 3 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1948.723
Credit Line
Gift of Caroline Barr Wade
GUSN
62502

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