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

Related Items

Title Painting Accession Number 1991.1070
Title Painting Accession Number 1991.433

Maker

Attributed to Ellis, A. (Maker)

Object Type

Art

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)