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Half-length figure standing in pulpit with right hand upraised, left hand resting on pulpit; sermon lying on open Bible; green cushion; window and green curtain at right.
paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
Oil on Canvas
1) Handwritten in pencil on frame reverse: ""painted by Guliger"". 2) Handwritten on label on back of stretcher and frame: ""Rev. Eli Forbes. This picture was painted by an Italian artist - Guilegaire, four years previous to Dr. Forbes' death which occured in 1804. He was born 1726 at Westboro - son of Jonathan Forbes.""
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
Gullagher, Christian, 1759-1826 (Maker)
45.75 x 40.125 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
Massachusetts (United States)