Portrait of Dr. Barnard

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1807

GUSN

GUSN-222932

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
soft sculpture
wax
paint (coating)
wood (plant material)
Sculpture

Inscription

"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)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

P653

Maker

Possibly Rauschner, John Christian (1760-after 1812) (Maker)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

10 12/16 x 9 5/16 x 2 6/16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1076