Portrait of Mary Boyd Minot

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1820-1835

GUSN

GUSN-3259

Description

Rectangular, vertical format portrait of a woman wearing a dark dress with a red shawl on one shoulder, pulled up brown hair and brown eyes. There is a dim background with a landscape view of a sunset at the right. It has an original chipped rococco-style gilded frame, as per NFL. Oil on canvas.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
canvas
portraits
figure- and animal-derived motifs
women (female humans)
Oil on Canvas
Woman
Portrait
PICTURE, PORTRAIT

Inscription

In a blue ink script on a white blank tag attached to the picture with a hooked on ""L"" is: Aunt Mary Boyd/sister of Adam Boyd/who bought the home/in 1849 - she lived/in this house for many/years. Purchased from/a descendent of the Boyd/family. Typewritten on a white faded label, in the lower left stretcher on the back is: Portrait of Mrs. Mary (Boyd) Minot,/born in Essex in the early 19th century, a sister/of Adam Boyd. After her marriage to Capt. Minot/she lived in Boston where this portrait was pre-/sumably painted. She left most of her property to/her niece Lydia Boyd, and this picture hung for many/years in the Boyd farm at the end of Spring St./Purchased in Essex in 1942. Stenciled on the back of the upper right of the canvas, sideways is: PREPARED BY/A. MORRIS/No. 25/Exchange St./BOSTON .

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

35.25 x 28.375 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1042

Places

Massachusetts (United States)