Doctor Samuel Adams, AE 72

Doctor Samuel Adams, AE 72

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Object Name: 
Reverse painting
Doctor Samuel Adams, AE 72
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
(Frame): 50.3 x 37.4 cm; (glass): 40.5 x 27.8 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Col. and Mrs. Edgar William Garbisch
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; blown glass, oil paint. Rectangular; left profile portrait of elderly man with curly gray hair wearing a black coat; flat gray-green background. Original wood backing (no longer affixed to painting) has two paper labels. The first, in script, measures 12 x 20.5 cm and reads "Portrait of Doct/Samuel Adams AE 72/Painted at Bath by/Benjamin Greenleaf November 1816". The second is a printed label of "L.A. Elliott & Co.", Boston retailer of artists supplies. Frame: ogee contoured wood, mitered corners, gilt gesso over front.
Garbisch, Bernice Chrysler (Mrs. Edgar William) (1907-1979), Source
Garbisch, Edgar William (1899-1979), Source
The Art of Family. Genealogical Artifacts in New England (2002) illustrated, p. 248, Fig. 2; BIB# 71865
Title Unknown (SPAN) (1982-07) p. 49;
Who Was Benjamin Greenleaf? (1981-09) p. 45; BIB# AI9697
Reverse Glass Painting (1981-05) p. 59;
In the Museums: Art on glass (Antiques) (1965-07) p. 106;