Portrait of Washington Gordon

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1832

GUSN

GUSN-3284

Description

Half of a rectangular, vertical format portrait of a young man, with a dark blue coat with puffed shoulders and a yellow vest with gold painted buttons. Unframed - per donor there was no sign of it ever having been framed.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

In pencil on the the very center of the board back is a series of mathematical calculations- addition. On a jelly label in the lower right board back, in script in blue ballpoint is: Washington Gordon/husband of Diantha (Atwood) Gordon of Salem, N.H. or her brother? Attrib. to A. Ellis. Carved into the knot of the figure's scarf are these letters: WNW . NFL also notes a presence of a pencil inscription at the left: ""Tidings I bring to you..."", but the present cataloger does not see it.

Associated Building

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

Related Items

Title Painting Accession Number 1991.1071
Title Painting Accession Number 1991.433

Maker

Attributed to Ellis, A. (Maker)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

25.375 x 12.75 x 0.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1070

Places

New Hampshire (United States)