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Portrait of Mrs. John Lowell

Description

Portrait of a dark haired woman in blue top with white scarf, white lace bonnet with silver band, white neck adornment; blue and white backdrop. Woman is shown from the chest up with head cocked to the left. Black frame with gold trim.

Details

Label
Label "Waiting for a Gallery" After graduating from Harvard in 1760, John Lowell pursued an active career in local and national politics. He married Susanna Cabot in 1774. James Sharples, an English artist, worked in the United States for only seven years, between 1793 and 1801.
Maker
Sharples, James (Maker)
Date
1797
Inscriptions
Red and white sticker on back of frame: ""M.F.A./ T. L. 2191/ Mrs. Lowell""
Location of origin
USA
Material
oil pastels
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
oil pastels
paper (fiber product)
pastels (visual works)
Picture
Portrait
portraits
People and organizations
Lowell, John, Mrs.
Dimensions
11 5/8 x 9 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1996.31.2
Credit Line
Gift of Ms. Katherine L. Auchincloss
GUSN
9858

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