Portrait of Colonel Joseph Dorr

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1814-1816

GUSN

GUSN-3393

Description

Portrait of a man sitting, 3/4 length, facing slightly right, with his right arm resting on a chair back. He sits before a desk with a large letter book on it and a quill pen in his hand. In his left hand is a folded paper. He wears a black coat, grey trousers, and white stock. It is in a simple black frame with beaded gilded inner moldings.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
canvas
Picture
Portrait
Portrait

Inscription

On the back, left bottom stretcher, on a typed blue-bordered white label is: COL. JOSEPH DORR/ brother of Dr. Russell Dorr (pic. at AARFAC)/ Painted in Hoosick Falls/c.1814, by Ammi Phillips/From descendent Hugh/Dorr of Hoosick Falls. On the back, upper right stretcher, on a typed and black printed white sticker (mostly obscured by foamcore) is: WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN.../.945 [etc.]/Artist: A. Phillips/ Title: Col. J. Door/Date: c.1814-16/Lender: Bertram K. [Little]/Exhibition: (?)

Associated Person

Dorr, Joseph, 1760-1833

Maker

Phillips, Ammi, 1788-1865 (Maker)

Location of Origin

USA, New England

Dimensions

40 x 33 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.167

Reference Notes

in association with Whitney

Places

New York state (United States)

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