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Call #:
1981.10.1
Title:
Asher Robbins
Collection type:
Paintings
Author/Creator :
  • King, Charles Bird - Artist
  • Date:
    ca. 1820
    Object type:
    8: Communication Artifact; Art; Painting, Portrait
    Materials:
    paint, oil
    canvas
    Medium:
    Painting
    Place of production/origin:
    United States, Washington D.C.
    Description:
    Half length portrait in oil paint on canvas from life of a man with dark hair, wearing a dark coat, vest and tie, white shirt, holding a book with right hand. His gaze is directly at viewer.
    Dimensions:
    Height:29 in x Width:24 in
    --or--
    Height:73.7 cm x Width:61 cm
    Subjects:
    Robbins, Asher, 1761-1845
    King, Charles Bird, 1785-1862
    Portraits
    Painting

    United States of America (USA)
    Washington
    Research Notes:
    Formerly in the Collection at Brown University. Asher Robbins was a librarian at Brown 1782-1785, as well as a US Senator from 1825 - 1829.
    Provenance:
    Purchased with the generosity of RIHS members
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