Object Detail


Artist
Date
Circa 1860-1876
Media
Photographic enlargement on paper enhanced with chalk and pastel with watercolor
Measurements
25 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches (frame)
21 11/16 x 17 3/4 inches (mount)
19 9/16 x 15 7/8 inches (photo)
Classification
Subject Category
Portrait
Man/People
Credit Line
Bequest of Lucy Copeland Farnsworth, 1977.5.496
Accession No
77.5.496
Context
This portrait of the Farnsworth patriarch embodies photograph standards of the time when color printing was not yet available and so in effort to heighten the realism of the image, color would be placed onto the plate and/or photograph itself.

Featured in “Maine and American Art: Farnsworth Art Museum” with thanks to the Henry Luce Foundation and Wyeth Foundation for American Art.

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