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Photo: Courtesy Newport Historical Society, R.I., Gift of the Estate of E. L. Winters, 53.3; photo by Christopher Gardner
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Overmantel painting


Object number

RIF5724

Maker

Artist Unknown

Dimensions

Overmantel: 31 1/2 64 1/4 in. (80.01 163.2 cm) Frame: 39 71 3/4 in. (99.06 182.25 cm)

Date

1750–70

Current location

Newport Historical Society

Geography

Made in South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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Medium

Oil on board

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Provenance

John Potter (1716–1787), Kingston, Rhode Island. Mrs. E. L. Winters; given to the Newport Historical Society, Rhode Island, 1953

Associated names

John Potter
Mrs. E. L. Winters

Bibliography

William N. Hosley, "The Wetmore Parlor and Eighteenth-century Middletown, Connecticut," Antiques 139, no. 3 (March 1991): 586–597, pl. 10.
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), 39, fig. 3.