Portrait of William Foster

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

ca. 1852

GUSN

GUSN-9859

Description

Portrait of a man sitting in a red armchair. He is wearing a black cravat tied around the high collar of his white shirt. He is wearing a black coat with a velvet collar. He holds in his left hand what appears to be a handkerchief of burgundy color. He is an elderly gentleman with a ruddy complexion with short white curly hare and long sideburns. Gilded gesso frame.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
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canvas
oil paint (paint)
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Coated Canvas
Portrait

Inscription

"William Foster / painted by/ about 1852"
"Rowney [illegible] / Manufacturers / 51 Rathbone Place/ London/ from / J.J. Adams / 99 Washington Street / Boston."
"Wm. Y. Balcher , / Gilder/ Ornamental and Plain Gilt, And Dark Wood Frames. / Of the Most Fashionable Style for Paintings and Engravings/ Ornamental work for Decorations of All Kinds / A collection of the Best Paintings and Engravings/ always on hand and for sale at the lowest prices." (printed)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

34 1/2 x 27 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Nancy Thayer Batchelder

Accession Number

1996.32

Date

ca. 1852 (On painting "About 1852")