Portrait of Sally Foster Otis

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

ca. 1830

GUSN

GUSN-17463

Description

Portrait of Sally Foster Otis, Mrs. Harrison Gray Otis (1770-1836). Complicated pose, half-length seated, turned to her right. She wears lace cap, ermine trimmed velvet cape; green dress with white chemisette with ruching of sheer material. Red swagged curtain appears at left. Dark flat background. Red upholstered chair. Frame: elaborate molded gesso; floral, foliate and scroll decoration, concentrated at corners.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Maker

Harding, Chester, 1792-1866 (Maker)

Location of Origin

USA

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

42 x 31 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift in memory of three sisters, who were all great granddaughters of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Gray Otis: Mary Otis Clarkson, Martha Otis Rowe, and Birdsall Otis Edey.

Accession Number

1978.137

Places

Massachusetts (United States)