Portrait of Cyrus French

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1786

GUSN

GUSN-3258

Description

Rectangular, vertical format portrait of a man, three-quarter length. He is seated with his right elbow on a desk on which are books, some lettered: "Jackson Nichols" and "Smith Greenleaf". His left hand is in his vest, and he is wearing a brown coat with large buttons, black trousers and white stockings. The frame has sponge decorating.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
canvas
figure- and animal-derived motifs
men (male humans)
portraits
Picture
Portrait
Oil on Canvas
Portrait
Man
Portrait

Inscription

On the upper stretcher of the frame's center, printed on a white label with a black print and partially visible penned entry is: MUSEUM OF ART/RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN/PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND/LOAN/17/[ripped] 43. On a very old label, now brown with age, in the upper center on the back of the canvas in black print and black penned entry now very hard to read is: Nov.1786 [date almost illeg.] CYRUS FRENCH/GRAFTON/COUNTY WORCESTER/[pen] Aged 30 years/and 6 months. Typewritten on a NFL label with blue lines is: Nov.1786 Cyrus French, Grafton County/Worcester, Aged 30 years/and 6 months. At the bottom of the fram and stretcher bar in the center is incised [with heat?] into the wood: CF . In pencil on the upper back of the frame is: #2690F.

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

1991.1041

Related Items

Title Painting Accession Number 1991.1041.2

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1041.1

Places

Massachusetts (United States)