Portrait of Anthony Waterman

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

dated 1798

GUSN

GUSN-2483

Description

Of rectangular format, portrait of a man, half length and facing slightly to the right. He has light brown hair that hangs long at the sides and his bangs over his forehead and brown eyes. He wears a high collar with a bow stock. It is in its original carved gold frame.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
canvas
figure- and animal-derived motifs
men (male humans)
portraits
Oil on Canvas
Portrait
Man
PICTURE, PORTRAIT

Inscription

In black paint on the very right of the canvas back is: J.F.C. von Lyman 1798- [No.6] (NFL notes that after the signature, ""No.6"" appears, but this cataloger sees no evidence of this.) Incised with a sharp instrument on top of the stretcher bar is: W [? or N or H] Waterman. An illegible, faded sticker/label along the top stretcher bar bears a lengthy two line inscription that would need an infrared exam to read. On a NFL jelly label, in fountain pen, to the right of this, presumably records what it said: Given to/ Helen W. Sonle/ by her Mother/ Alice Sonle. On the upper left stretcher bar, in black pencil - and repeated at the upper left is: #45-337. In the lower right of the frame back on a white jelly label, with blue fountain pen, is: Anthony? Waterman/ Scituate, Mass./ 1798.

Associated Person

Waterman, Anthony

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Von Lyman, J. F. C. (Maker)

Dimensions

29.5 x 24.25 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.508

Reference Notes

Winchester, Alice. "Living with Antiques", Antiques Magazine, Feb.1969. [No Publisher].

Places

Massachusetts (United States)