Portrait of a young man

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

ca. 1830

GUSN

GUSN-3021

Description

Rectangular format. Portrait of a young man at waist length with his left arm over the back of a Windsor settee with a red painted rail. Black coat, side-ruffled shirt, black tie with flowing ends, vest embroidered with flowers. In the background is a looped red curtain. It is in its original red-grained frame. Oil on canvas.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
paintings (visual works)
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Painting

Label

Both men and women wore mourning jewelry of various kinds. Men typically wore hair watch chains or rings, but some chose more visible displays. This young Massachusetts man wears a large mourning brooch pinned to his collar.

Inscription

On the lower right reverse of the frame there is a mid-bordered jelly label, fountain pen entry that reads: Young Man/from vici/nity of/Amherst/Mass.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

29 x 24 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1512

Reference Notes

Winchester, Alice. "Living with Antiques", Antiques Magazine, Feb.1969. [No Publisher].

Places

Massachusetts (United States)