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Joel Roberts Poinsett

Artist:
Hugh Bridport (American (born England), London 1794–ca. 1868 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1843
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
3 7/16 x 2 11/16 in. (8.7 x 6.8 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1968
Accession Number:
68.107
Not on view
Joel Roberts Poinsett was also painted by Edward Greene Malbone.
Signature: [on obverse, lower left]: Bridport

[on verso, on paper backing, inscribed in brown ink]: Painted by/ HBridport/ of Philia ["ia" is raised and underlined with two horizontal dots underneath]/ June. 1843

Inscription: According to treatment report dated 6.24.87:
[on glass]: John [sic] R. Poinsett/ Nat' [the apostrophe is underlined] Portrait Gal. 1834-Vol 1/ Original [underlined]

[on verso, a clipping]: The Anderson Auction Co. [printed] N. Y./ March 30, 1904. [handwritten in ink]....128. ORIGINAL MINIATURE on ivory of Joel R. Poinsett. In morocco case. [Printed] By [carrot] H Bridport/ 1843 [handwritten in ink]/ See National Portrait Gallery, 1834. Vol. I. [Printed]
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