Portrait of James Jackson Putnam

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1852

GUSN

GUSN-249979

Description

Pastel portrait of James Jackson Putnam as a child. He is standing and holding a book. He is wearing a blue waistcoat fastened with gold buttons and a black belt. The white collar and cuffs of his shirt are visible underneath. The setting is outdoors. He stands in front of an orange curtain, and the sea and sky are visible in the background. Painting and frame are oval shaped. Gilt and gesso frame with foliate decoration.

Details

Descriptive Terms

paintings (visual works)
portraits
pastels (visual works)
paper (fiber product)
Painting

Inscription

"F. Alexander / 1852" (paint)

Associated Person

Putnam, James Jackson, Dr., 1846-1918

Maker

Alexander, Francis, 1800-1880 (Artist)

Dimensions

37 x 31 x 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth M. Flavin

Accession Number

1999.52

Date

1852 (Painting is signed and dated)