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Captain John Robinson of Newburyport, Massachusetts
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Captain John Robinson of Newburyport, Massachusetts


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Bust-length portrait of Captian Robinson with brown hair, wearing a navy blue coat, white muslin shirt, high white stock and black neckcloth. His cravat is fastened with an anchor shaped pin. He is depicted before a stippled background with a vignette of a ship at the left. The face is also formed from a network of stippled dots, slightly more fine than those that make up the cloudy background. The back has an elaborate decoration of woven hair with cut-gold initials.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/01/1964Treatmentother
Exhibitions
  • Four Centuries of Miniature Painting from the Collections of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc. and A.J. Fink, Personally. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1958-1959.
Provenance Owned by Herbert Lawton. Acquired by Abraham Jay Fink, Baltimore; by bequest to A. J. Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, 1963; given to Walters Art Museum, 1963.
Inscriptions [Initials] On back of frame under glass with hair: J.R.
Credit Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963

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Period
ca. 1900
Medium
watercolor on ivory, hair
(Miniatures)
Accession Number
38.461
Measurements
H excluding frame: 2 7/8 x W: 2 5/16 in. (7.3 x 5.87 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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