Miniature portrait of Harrison Gray Otis (1765-1848)

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1844

GUSN

GUSN-103640

Description

Miniature oil on ivory depicting Harris Gray Otis from the waist up wearing a blue coat with a velvet collar and a dark cravat, strip on right side shows a blue sky and trees. Set within a bronze frame with a molded leaf and berry pattern border.

Details

Descriptive Terms

miniatures (paintings)
ivory (tooth component)
gilt bronze
oil painting (technique)
Painting

Inscription

Painting: "D.B. / 1844" Frame: "Susse. Fres" "FE [within box]" (Signed, engraved, stamped)

Associated Person

Otis, Harrison Gray, 1765-1848

Additional Identification Number

3368

Maker

Possibly Bowen, Daniel (Miniaturist)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States, New England

Dimensions

6 x 5 1/2 x 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1947.782

Exhibition Notes

Loaned to the Boston Public Library in 1969.

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

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