Friday, May 15, 2015

Captain John Robinson Newburyport MA

Captain John Robinson of Newburyport, Massachusetts Bust-length portrait with brown hair, wearing a navy blue coat, white muslin shirt, high white stock and black neck cloth. 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. From Walters Art Museum

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