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Nathaniel Olds

Nathaniel Olds

1837

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Jeptha Homer Wade

(American, 1811-1890)

Oil on canvas

Framed: 87 x 71.8 x 5.7 cm (34 1/4 x 28 1/4 x 2 1/4 in.); Unframed: 76.5 x 61.2 cm (30 1/8 x 24 1/8 in.)

Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of Jeptha H. Wade III 1991.134.2

Description

In early 19th-century America, some artists traveled from town to town seeking commissions for portrait paintings. Sitters would dress in their best outfits to have their likenesses captured, as was apparently the case here.

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