Watercolor Portrait of John Crane Bridge

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

ca. 1808

GUSN

GUSN-10548

Description

Watercolor of John Crane Bridge. He stands on the green near the waterfront with the skyline of Boston in the distance. A black dog is iwth him. He wears a blacktop hat, a white shirt, white trousers and blue waistcoat with brass buttons. Shoes are black heeled leather. He holds a walking stick and possibly the leash to his dog. He also wears very long sideburns. The background consists of the green (grass?). Bridge stands on near sand/beach and the water of the bay is visible.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
watercolors (paintings)
watercolor (paint)
Watercolor
Painting

Inscription

Labels attached to reverse of frame, handwritten: 1) "The Society for the Preservation/ of N. E. Antiquities/ John Crane Brudge, son of Jeremiah/ Gridley Bridge and Sally Crane, of/ Boston, sketched before he left for a trip/ to China for his health, c. 1808./ Great-uncle of donor, Helen Sanborn/ Whitney." In upper right corner: "6." 2) "SPNEA 6" 3) "The Society for the Preservation/ of New England Antiquities. #6"

Associated Building

Subject John Crane Bridge,

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

5 x 4 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elsie Allen

Accession Number

1995.404