Portrait of Colonel Thomas Dawes (1731-1809)

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

ca. 1806

GUSN

GUSN-246010

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
oil paint (paint)
panel painting (image-making)
gilding
painting (image-making)
Picture
Portrait
Portrait
Portrait

Inscription

"COLONEL THOMAS DAWES / 1731-1809 / PAINTED BY GILBERT STUART" (brass engraved plate on lower rail of frame)

Associated Person

Matteson, George A., Mrs., Jr.

Maker

Stuart, Gilbert (American painter, 1755-1828) (Artist)

Dimensions

44 3/8 x 38 5/8 x 3 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Purchase

Accession Number

2004.28

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)