Portrait of Reverend Eli Forbes (1726-1804)

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1785-1787

GUSN

GUSN-2558

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
canvas
Oil on Canvas
PICTURE, PORTRAIT

Inscription

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.""

Associated Building

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

Maker

Gullagher, Christian, 1759-1826 (Maker)

Location of Origin

MA, USA

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

45.75 x 40.125 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.686

Places


Massachusetts (United States)