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Portrait of William Foster

Description

Portrait of a man sitting in a red armchair. He is wearing a black cravat tied around the high collar of his white shirt. He is wearing a black coat with a velvet collar. He holds in his left hand what appears to be a handkerchief of burgundy color. He is an elderly gentleman with a ruddy complexion with short white curly hare and long sideburns. Gilded gesso frame.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1852
On painting "About 1852"
Inscriptions
"William Foster / painted by/ about 1852"
"Rowney [illegible] / Manufacturers / 51 Rathbone Place/ London/ from / J.J. Adams / 99 Washington Street / Boston."
"Wm. Y. Balcher , / Gilder/ Ornamental and Plain Gilt, And Dark Wood Frames. / Of the Most Fashionable Style for Paintings and Engravings/ Ornamental work for Decorations of All Kinds / A collection of the Best Paintings and Engravings/ always on hand and for sale at the lowest prices." (printed)
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
canvas
Coated Canvas
Oil
oil paint (paint)
paintings (visual works)
Picture
Portrait
portraits
Dimensions
34 1/2 x 27 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1996.32
Credit Line
Bequest of Nancy Thayer Batchelder
GUSN
9859

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