Portrait of Deacon William Brown

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1800-1815

GUSN

GUSN-45339

Description

Bust length portrait of Deacon William Brown (1749-1815), a gray-haired man with white cravat and shirt, black jacket. Gilt frame, oval liner.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
painting (image-making)
paper (fiber product)
pastels (crayons)
Painting

Inscription

"Deacon William Brown,/ born 1749--died 1815/ Chas. Brown/ He was my mother's maternal grandfather./ His house in Boston was on the corner of/ Dover and Washington Streets, and his/ country place was in Waltham./ Nov. 30, 1888/ Edward I. Browne/ His first wife was Sarah May and his/ second was Elizabeth Livermore." (Pen script on reverse, center:)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

11 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 1 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Elizabeth Thackara

Accession Number

1951.142

Places

Massachusetts (United States)