Portrait of a Minister's Wife

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

September 4, 1789

GUSN

GUSN-11470

Description

Large, rectangular format picture of a woman, shown half-length, facing left. She is wearing a close-fitting cap with a ribbon tied under her chin. She has gray eyes, wears a black dress with elbow sleeves that have a cuff and ruffle and kerchief. She holds a white fabric that suggests sewing. On a gray background and in a gold frame that appears to be a liner for a larger frame.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
paintings (visual works)
canvas
paper (fiber product)
oil pastels
pine (wood)
pine (wood)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
women (female humans)
Picture
Portrait
Pastel
Unidentified Paper
Coated Canvas
Pine
Woman
Portrait

Inscription

In pencil in the upper center of the canvas backing reverse is: Done - September the 4th 1780. As per NFL ""in apparently contemporary pencil"".

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

30 x 22 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.510.2