Portrait of Mrs. John Lowell

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1797

GUSN

GUSN-9858

Description

Portrait of a dark haired woman in blue top with white scarf, white lace bonnet with silver band, white neck adornment; blue and white backdrop. Woman is shown from the chest up with head cocked to the left. Black frame with gold trim.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
pastels (visual works)
paper (fiber product)
oil pastels
Picture
Portrait
Portrait

Label

Label "Waiting for a Gallery" After graduating from Harvard in 1760, John Lowell pursued an active career in local and national politics. He married Susanna Cabot in 1774. James Sharples, an English artist, worked in the United States for only seven years, between 1793 and 1801.

Inscription

Red and white sticker on back of frame: ""M.F.A./ T. L. 2191/ Mrs. Lowell""

Maker

Sharples, James (Maker)

Location of Origin

USA

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

11 5/8 x 9 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ms. Katherine L. Auchincloss

Accession Number

1996.31.2