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Portraiture: Eighteenth Century 

Communicating Identity through Portraits in early American, 1700-1865

Portrait of a man in a red chair, books on the left side.
Joseph Cole
Portrait of a Man
oil on canvas
48 in x 38 in x 4 in (121.92 cm x 96.52 cm x 10.16 cm)
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
Prior-Hamblin School
Portrait of a Man
oil on composition board, in painted frame
16 7/16 in. x 12 1/2 in. ( 41.8 cm x 31.8 cm )
Gift of The Daniel and Harriet Fusfeld Folk Art Collection
Franklin posing on red chair wiht pen and paper in hand, wearing a green outfit.
Mason Chamberlain
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
oil on canvas
61 1/2 in x 49 in x 2 1/2 in (156.21 cm x 124.46 cm x 6.35 cm)
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
Erastus Salisbury Field
Portrait of a Man Holding a Quill Pen
oil on canvas
28 3/8 in. x 21 1/4 in. ( 72 cm x 54 cm )
Gift of The Daniel and Harriet Fusfeld Folk Art Collection
Half-length portrait of dark-haired woman wearing a brown dress, arms folded across her stomach, with an outward gaze. Larson 2/5/18<br />
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Alexander Ransom
Mrs. Newall (?)
oil on canvas
27 3/16 in x 22 3/10 in (69.06 cm x 56.67 cm);35 ½ in x 30 ½ in (90.17 cm x 77.47 cm)
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
Portrait of a young man seated in a chair wearing a dark jacket, white shirt with high collar and neck tie with red stick pin; holding a book in his right hand.  Plain grayish-brown background; gold frame.
Ammi Phillips
Portrait of a young man holding a copy of Milton's work
oil on canvas
36 in. x 30 in. x 2 3/4 in. ( 91.44 cm x 76.2 cm x 6.99 cm )
Gift of The Daniel and Harriet Fusfeld Folk Art Collection
Portrait of man with brown, shoulder-length hair wearing black jacket and neck tie, seated at a desk holding unfolded letter. Set against a backdrop of whilte columns, red/pink drapery, and a bookshelf. Larson 2/5/18<br />
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Thomas Spear
James Louis Petigru (1789-1863)
oil on canvas
42 ½ in x 35 ¼ in (107.95 cm x 89.54 cm)
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
Man in a suit with grey hair, blue eyes and a white ruffle shirt down his chest.
Wellman Morrison
Samuel Alleyne Otis (1740-1814)
oil on canvas
36 ½ in x 32 in x 4 ½ in (92.71 cm x 81.28 cm x 11.43 cm)
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
Bust length portrait of caucasian male, light colored eyes, greying brown hair pulled away from face. Wearing a black jacket with sizable white cravat. Set against brown backdrop, resembling empty wooden shelving above sitter&#39;s right shoulder. (Larson 2/5/18)&nbsp;
John Vanderlyn
James Monroe (1758-1831)
oil on canvas
25 ⅞ in x 22 3/10 in (65.72 cm x 56.67 cm);31 ¾ in x 28 in x 3 ⅝ in (80.64 cm x 71.12 cm x 9.21 cm)
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
Jacob Maentel
Portrait of a Man
watercolor with pen and ink, and graphite underlay on cream paper
12 5/16 in. x 8 11/16 in. ( 31.2 cm x 22 cm )
Gift of The Daniel and Harriet Fusfeld Folk Art Collection
Side profile of a woman, brown hair, green dress, hair curled in the back.
Alexander Ransom
Portrait of a Lady
1842 – 1865
oil | canvas
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
1895.29
Man in suit, bald head, serious expression.
Emery Seaman
Daniel Webster (1782-1852)
oil on canvas
37 in x 32 in x 4 in (93.98 cm x 81.28 cm x 10.16 cm)
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis

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