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Framed relief wax portrait of a clergyman, "Good Old Doctor Barnard." Sitter is in profile, facing right. Sitter has curled hair and is wearing a black hat, black robe and white collar. Gilt frame with black painted oval mat on glass.
wood (plant material)
"Doctor Barnard Pastor of North Church m.1773"
"Good old Doctor Barnard"/ First Pastor of the North Society/ Salem, Mass. a conspicuous/ figure in the North Bridge Affair/ This curious wax portrait was perhaps made by Mr. Rauschner/ who did such work in Salem about/ 1807. see Felt annals of Salem,/ It belonged to Miss Jane P. Phillips, whose/ father (S.C.P.) and Grandfather (S.P.)/ went to the North Church until Barton Square Church was started./ Labelled by me in 1911./ Stephen W. Phillips./ a similar one is at the North Church" (ink handwritten)
"Mr. Phillips/ 35 Warren [...] Sa[...]" (ink handwritten)
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
Possibly Rauschner, John Christian (1760-after 1812) (Maker)
10 12/16 x 9 5/16 x 2 6/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation