Portrait of Alfred Langdon Elwyn, Sr. (1804-1884)

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1825

GUSN

GUSN-175061

Description

Portrait of Alfred Langdon Elwyn, Sr. (1804-1884). Half length portrait of a dark haired young man wearing a high collared black jacket and white shirt. Sitter is looking to his right. Gilt frame with rope edge.

Details

Descriptive Terms

oil painting (technique)
oil paint (paint)
Painting

Label

Centennial Acquisitions Exhibiton, October 22nd-23rd, 30th-31st, 2010:
Alfred Langdon-Elwyn was the grandson of John Langdon who built the Langdon House. Trained as a physician in Philadelphia, he published "a handsome volume" of letters from Washington, Adams, and Jefferson to his grandfather. The artist, Robert Sully, was the nephew of artist Thomas Sully.

Inscription

KF 2969 (Handwritten in pink chalk)

Additional Identification Number

35.3

Maker

Sully, Robert Matthew, 1803-1855 (Artist)

Dimensions

25 1/2 x 21 1/2 x 2 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Frances S. Warrick

Accession Number

2009.22.3