Portrait of Joshua Coffin

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1930-1935

GUSN

GUSN-25257

Description

Half-length portrait of Joshua Coffin (1792-1864). White-haired gentleman in black coat and white shirt in heavy, molded and gilded frame. Attached plaque reads: "1792--Joshua Coffin--1864/ Teacher-Humanitarian-Historian/ Whittier's Schoolmaster/ The last male of seven generations/ Born-lived-died in the Old Coffin House/ Presented by the children of his daughter/ Lucia Tappan Coffin Chase." On back inscription reads: "Joshua Coffin/ painted by Ada C. Williamson after the original portrait by John C. Naegle." Stamped on side and lower stretchers: "N. Snellenburg and Co./ Market at 11th to 12th sts./ Philadelphia, PA."

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
canvas
PicturePortraitOil on Canvas
Portrait

Inscription

See description.

People and Organizations

Joshua Coffin

Maker

Williamson, Ada C. (Maker)
After Naegle, John C. (Artist)
Possibly N. Snellenburg & Co. (Framer)

Location of Origin

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

33.25 x 29.5 (HxW) (inches)

Accession Number

1931.1906

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