Portrait of Mr. Edwin Pierce

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

July 1840

GUSN

GUSN-223066

Description

Unframed oil painting on panel. Half-length portrait of a man, identified as Edwin Pierce. The subject is turned three-quarters of the way to the right. He has brown hair, and is wearing a black jacket and a white shirt. He is holding a book with the title 'Architect'. Behind him, there is an Ionic column, and fringed orange curtains with tassels.Oil on panel; unframed.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
oil painting (technique)
oil painting (technique)
panel paintings (painting by form)
Painting

Inscription

"Portrait of/ Mr. Edwin Pierce/ Painted by/ R. B. Smith/ July 1840" (handwritten)

Maker

Smith, Royall Brewster, 1801-1849 (Artist)

Location of Origin

Maine

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

30 3/8 x 25 3/4 x 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Purchase

Accession Number

2002.22

Places

Possibly Maine (United States)
Possibly Limington (York county, Maine)