Portrait of Allethenia Fisk Ferrar

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1834-1835

GUSN

GUSN-2753

Description

Rectangular formated portrait of a woman at waist length, facing right, with red drapes in the background. Light brown hair piled uptop her head with a blue dress with a round collar and lace banding (lace is in black circles with raised dots of white paint). She's also wearing a belt with a buckle, a chain attached to scissors and sewing in her lap. She holds a threaded needle in her right hand. Simple black frame. Oil on canvas. [see photo neg#47500-A]

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
canvas
Oil on Canvas
Painted
Portrait
Woman
Sewing
Painting

Inscription

1. On the lower left side on the back of the stretcher, on a typed white red bordered jelly label that reads: Allethenia Fisk/B.Wilton; NH, June 30/1792./D.Sept.4, 1838. Sister/of Achsah (Fisk) Farrar./Attrib. to Asahel/Powers of Spfld. VT. 2. Next to #1 on the back in a blue ball point pen on a jelly label with a red border, is written: Loaned by/Mrs. B.K. Little . 3. Measurements written in pencil on each side of the back of the picture on the frame, except the bottom. They are: 35.5"", 35.5"", 25.5"". 4. Across from the bottom in charcoal is written: #5904X

Associated Building

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

Maker

Attributed to Powers, Asahel L. (American painter, 1813-1843) (Artist)

Location of Origin

USA

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

34 1/2 x 25 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1199

Places

Vermont (United States)