Portrait of the Mother of Washington Gordon

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1832

GUSN

GUSN-11399

Description

Half of a rectangular, vertical format portrait of a older woman, with a large white cap and collar holding a book across her chest in her left hand. The cap is tied with a grey ribbon and tied at the chin.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
panels (wood)
portraits
figure- and animal-derived motifs
women (female humans)
Picture
Portrait
Oil on Panel
Portrait
Woman
Portrait

Inscription

On a jelly label in the lower right board back, in script in blue ballpoint is: Mother-in-law/of Diantha (Atwood) Gordon of Salem,/N.H./Attrib. to A. Ellis/She hangs downstairs.

Associated Building

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

People and Organizations

Mrs. Atwood

Maker

Attributed to Ellis, A. (Maker)

Dimensions

25.5 x 11.875 x 0.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1071

Places

New Hampshire (United States)

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