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Seated three-fourths view portrait of George May with brown hair; navy overcoat and vest; green chair; brown background with red curtain drawn aside at left, revealing landscape; left arm bent, leaning on single book; right hand in pants pocket; jeweled stick pin at center of shirt; gilded frame is molded and gessoed with fleur de lis border with back; scrolled corners.
paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
""George Hall May born in Hartford Conn May 14th 1815 died 3rd October 1858 at Savannah Georgia"" attached to frame. ""Prepared by Edward Dechaux New York"" stamped on canvas.
May, George Hall, 1815-1858
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),
Possibly Dechaux, Edward (Framer)
New York, USA
46 x 38.875 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Ralph May