Portrait of George May

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1830-1840

GUSN

GUSN-5234

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
paintings (visual works)
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Picture
Portrait
Oil
Coated Canvas
Portrait

Inscription

""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.

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Possibly Dechaux, Edward (Framer)

Location of Origin

New York, USA

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

46 x 38.875 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.601