Portrait of Benjamin Willis

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1900-1925

GUSN

GUSN-198575

Description

Bust-length oil portrait of Benjamin Willis. He is seated in a red chair with his right arm folded. He is wearing a dark blue suit and ivory ruffled collar and shirt, and has blue-gray eyes and graying hair. The wood frame is gilt with raised outer edge and a concave surface.

Details

Descriptive Terms

oil paintings (visual works)
portraits
oil paint (paint)
canvas
wood (plant material)
gesso
Picture
Portrait
Portrait

Inscription

"Benjamin Willis 1768-1858" (Title on bottom of frame)

Associated Person

Willis, Benjamin, 1768-1853

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

P188
FA112

Maker

After Cole, Joseph Greenleaf, 1803-1858 (Artist)

Dimensions

36 10/16 x 28 12/16 x 1 13/16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.611

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