Portrait of a Man

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1745 -1752

GUSN

GUSN-17125

Description

Three-quarter length standing pose of man (similar to Portrait of Richard Waldron (1966.239)). Possibly either Dorcas Peggy or Thomas Newman, though identity of sitter is uncertain. Elaborate brocade waistcoat with dark brown floral pattern on creme-colored ground. Subject wears blue-gray coat and white shirt with ruffle at neck and cuffs. Subject's right hand rests on table, in left he holds blank paper. At upper right is view of Christ Church (Old North Church) of Boston and an eighteenth century house, possibly owned by John Gould. Black frame, with gilt border next to canvas.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
canvas
Picture
Portrait
Portrait

Maker

Greenwood, John, 1727-1792 (Artist)

Location of Origin

Boston, MA, USA

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

55 x 43 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

In memory of Lawrence Park

Accession Number

1925.252

Reference Notes

Sander, Penny. Elegant Embellishments. Boston; SPNEA; 1982.

Places

Massachusetts (United States)