Portrait of Prudence Waters

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1779

GUSN

GUSN-11270

Description

Rectangular format of the head and shoulders of a woman in a dark brown oval; she wears a rust rose dress with a muslin cap; the frame is ebonized with an inner gold molding.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
paintings (visual works)
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Picture
Portrait
Coated Canvas
Oil on Canvas
Portrait

Label

Loaned to Worcester Historical Museum for exhibition "Tell Tale Treasures: Sutton 1704-2004," April-October 2004.

Inscription

In black paint on the image is written: ""PRUD.ce WATERS, AEt 24."" On a typewritten jelly label on the lower left of the frame reverse is written: ""Mrs. Samuel Waters, 1755-1837/Prudence Winchester Waters,/of Grafton and Sutton, Mass./Painted by Winthrop Chandler/ between March and November/1779."" Scrawled in chalk and pencil on the left frame reverse, three times is: ""Borodom"" The frame measurements are scrawled across the top frame reverse in pencil.

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Chandler, Winthrop, 1747-1790 (Maker)

Location of Origin

Woodstock, CT, USA

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

28.75 x 25.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1067.2

Places

Connecticut (United States)
Massachusetts (United States)