Drawn and Published : The Craft of Portraiture in Eighteenth-Century New England

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1995

GUSN

GUSN-169695

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Description

Care and craft went into the painting of portraits in the 18th century. The most accomplished portraits contained hints of the sitter's character - the way he held his hands, gazed through the painting, what he held, or little symbols contained in the scene. Just like poetry, the painting could exalt the subject, and provide a lasting legacy to his or her character.

Details

Additional Identification Number

Article ID 67

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1995.073.260.004

Abstract

Care and craft went into the painting of portraits in the 18th century. The most accomplished portraits contained hints of the sitter's character - the way he held his hands, gazed through the painting, what he held, or little symbols contained in the scene. Just like poetry, the painting could exalt the subject, and provide a lasting legacy to his or her character.

Date Notes

Volume 73, Number 260 (Fall 1995)

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Record Details

Originator

Anne M. Fuhrman (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1995). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England