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Overmantel painting


Object number

RIF3352

Maker

Artist Unknown

Dimensions

33 3/4 67 1/4 2 in. (85.73 170.82 5.08 cm)

Date

probably 1740

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Oil on wood

Provenance

Originally part of Philips House, Newport, Rhode Island. Private collection

Associated names

Phillips House

Bibliography

Morrison H. Heckscher, John Townsend: Newport Cabinetmaker, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2005), 23, fig. 12.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 35–36, fig. 1.
Donald L. Fennimore and Frank L. Hohmann III, Claggett: Newport's Illustrious Clockmakers (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, 2018), 17, 38, fig. 3.