Portrait of Penelope Winslow

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1740-1750

GUSN

GUSN-3904

Description

Portrait of Penelope Winslow, half-length facing right; subject has brown hair and is wearing a blue dress. Spandrels in lower corners only. Paper is pasted directly to wooden frame covered by a piece of coarse linen tacked to back.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
oil paint (paint)
paper (fiber product)
Picture
Portrait
Oil
Unidentified Paper
Portrait

Inscription

on verso, in pencil on linen lower left ""Penelope Pelham 1745""; in pen on paper pasted to linen: ""Mary & John Winslow/niece and nephew of/ Joseph Sayward and (chil)dren/ of Mary (S.) Sayward. Brought/ from Louisburg 1763 by/ Joseph Sayward - /Died at Halifax (?) 1779 (crossed out); on another paper: ""Genl. John Winslow / Penelope Pelham Winslow sister of John Winslow. both died in exile at Halifax/N.S. m 1779""

Associated Building

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

Maker

Possibly Badger, Joseph, 1708-1765 (Maker)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

26.75 x 22.25 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.246

Places

Probably