Portrait of a Sea Captain

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1794

GUSN

GUSN-241695

Description

Pastel portrait of a sea captain; three-quarter length man wearing a dark blue coat with red vest trimmed in gold; black top hat; telescope tucked under right arm; ship in distance with US flag; in oval gilt frame.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
pastels (visual works)
Picture

Inscription

"Lord Cornwallis" "By Herscham / 1794" (Second part appears to be in a different hand)

Associated Building

Original To Beauport (Gloucester, Mass.),

Maker

Attributed to Hirschmann, Franz Ludwig, 1775-1875 (Pastelist)

Location of Origin

Holland

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

14 5/8 x 12 x 1 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Constance McCann Betts, Helena Woolworth Guest and Frasier W. McCann.

Accession Number

1942.1661

Places

Possibly