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 Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

P188
FA112

Related Items

Title Mary McKinstry Willis Accession Number 2006.44.612

Maker

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

Object Type

Art

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