Portrait of James Rundlett May

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

ca. 1860

GUSN

GUSN-5297

Description

Sitter seen from waist up, three-quarter facial view, wearing dark coat, striped short tie, white shirt, striped vest; plain background. Enclosed in black leather case with tooled quatrefoil motif on front and back cover; inside, right side encloses ambrotype mounted under glass with oval gold metal mat, scrolled edges; left side has figured red velvet;

Details

Descriptive Terms

ambrotypes (photographs)
tintypes (prints)
ambrotypes (photographs)
glass (material)
leather
metal
tintypes (prints)
velvet (fabric weave)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
men (male humans)
portraits
Picture
Portrait
Leather
Velvet
Unidentified Metal
Glass
Ambrotype
Tintype
Portrait
Man
Portrait

Associated Person

May, James Rundlet, 1841-1918

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

2.875 x 4.125 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.650