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Portrait of Thomas Dawes, seated in a gilt chair with red velvet upholstery. Shown from the waist, wearing a black collared coat with white shirt and wearing a gray wig. He is holding a red and gilt book "Architecture by Palladio." Behind subject is red drapery flanked by a classical column, blue sky and clouds. In original gilt leaf-carved frame.
oil paint (paint)
panel painting (image-making)
"COLONEL THOMAS DAWES / 1731-1809 / PAINTED BY GILBERT STUART" (brass engraved plate on lower rail of frame)
Matteson, George A., Mrs., Jr.
Stuart, Gilbert (American painter, 1755-1828) (Artist)
44 3/8 x 38 5/8 x 3 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)