Breton Peasant

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1868-1933

GUSN

GUSN-12509

Description

Bust-length view of a peasant, executed in brown tones. Swarthy-faced man with long hair, wide brimmed hat, holding a pipe to his mouth with one hand and lighting it with the other. Set in an elaborate gilt and gesso frame with beading, and shell and foliate decorative elements. "Breton Peasant after Henri Mosler" written on back.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
paintings (visual works)
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
gesso
gilding
oil paint (paint)
canvas
shell (animal material)
wood (plant material)
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
foliation (pattern)
scrolling foliage
figure- and animal-derived motifs
men (male humans)
portraits
shell (animal material)
Picture
Portrait
Oil on Canvas
Gesso
Gilded
Beaded
Shell
Foliate
Man
Portrait
Portrait

Inscription

On the back of the canvas is written: Breton Peasant after Henri Mosler.

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

17 x 15 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1641