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On display at the John Brown House Museum
Call #:
1947.4.1
Title:
Self portrait [Robert Feke]
Collection type:
Paintings
Author/Creator :
  • Feke, Robert
  • Date:
    1750-1751
    Object type:
    8: Communication Artifact; Art; Painting, Portrait
    Materials:
    oil
    canvas
    Place of production/origin:
    United States, Rhode Island, Newport
    Description:
    Three quarter length seated figure in profile with his face turned to viewer. He holds a palette in his left hand and a brush in his right.
    Dimensions:
    Height:39.5 in x Width:31.875 in
    Notes/Special Measurements:Frame 46.5 x 38.5
    Research Notes:
    It is believed that Robert Feke (ca. 1707-1752) left this canvas unfinished. It is likely that Feke completed only the face, neck, and upper tunic of the late Self-portrait. An earlier Self-Portrait is in the collection of the MFA, Boston, MA.
    Provenance:
    In Memory of Mrs. Frank A. Sayles , 1947
    Bibliographic References:
    (Goodyear Jr., Frank H. American Paintings in the Rhode Island Historical Society. Providence, RI: the Rhode Island Historical Society, 1974. Image 8, page 12.)
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