Miniature Portrait of a Man

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1780-1810

GUSN

GUSN-3893

Description

Rectangular framed miniature portrait of man, half-length, facing slightly right; wearing black coat, black waistcoat, white shirt, black necktie in bow, black cloak with silver clasp over subject's left shoulder, black watch chain visible around neck; seated on black Empire sofa with mahogany scrolled arm, ormolu mount, corner of room visible in brown background enclosed by metal gold inner matt; dark stained mahogany frame with deep recess and carved inner molding.

Details

Descriptive Terms

miniatures (paintings)
paintings (visual works)
mahogany (wood)
oil paint (paint)
gilt bronze
painting (coating)
Picture
Portrait
Oil
Painted
Mahogany
Ormolu
Portrait

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

4.625 x 3.813 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.235

Places

Probably