Portrait of John Langdon

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

ca. 1790

GUSN

GUSN-241564

Description

Portrait of John Langdon (1741-1819); oil on canvas, attributed to Edward Savage (American, 1761-1817). Profile of Langdon, facing right, wearing a black high necked jacket and white lace collar. Gilt frame with egg and dart inner molding and beaded center molding.

Details

Descriptive Terms

oil painting (technique)
oil painting (technique)
wood (plant material)
Painting

Inscription

"...INGTON CENTE......XHIBIT/HISTORICAL PORTRAITS AND RELICS,/...tropolitan Opera House, New York, 1889/SUBJECT, John Langdon/ARTIST, Edward Savage/..HIBITOR, Rev. Alfred Langdon" (Printed paper label with handwritten notes in blanks)
"Mrs. Kremer" (Handwritten on paper jelly label)
"Painted by/Savage" (Paper label, black ink)
"John Langdon Born 1741-1819/Painted by Savage" (Handwritten in green ink on masking tape)
"FOGG/ART MUSEUM/LOAN 1744" (Printed and handwritten paper label)
"WN Krem.../c/o W......./Ports......" (Handwritten on a jelly label)
"The National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian Institution/F Street at 8th NW/Washington, Dc 20560/202-357-2690/Registrar/Loan Label Number 92/Exhibition FIRST FEDERAL CONGRESS/March 2-July 23, 1989/Title John Langdon attributed to Edward Savage/Oil on canvas/Lender Society for the Preservation of New/England Antiquities, Bequest of John/Elwyn Stone/ BRAIDED WIRE NPG" (Printed label with typed text)

Maker

Attributed to Savage, Edward (Artist)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

29 1/2 x 24 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of John Elwyn Stone

Accession Number

1975.161

Reference Notes

In the Library of Princeton University