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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.
paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
"William Foster / painted by/ about 1852"
"Rowney [illegible] / Manufacturers / 51 Rathbone Place/ London/ from / J.J. Adams / 99 Washington Street / Boston."
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34 1/2 x 27 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Bequest of Nancy Thayer Batchelder
ca. 1852 (On painting "About 1852")