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Portrait #713
Subject/Title:
White, Rev. Dr. Caleb
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:before 1795
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:24 x 29 inches
Image Dimensions:
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:
Condition:

Description:Three-quarter left portrait of an older man who is looking forward at the viewer. His grey hair (or possibly wig) is parted in the middle and falls to his shoulders. He has a white stock over his coat, which has many buttons all down the front. It appears that he has a darker cape over his shoulders--all may be part of his vestments. The lower portion of the frame shows where it might have been oval at some time; however, now the frame matches the others (Luther White and Mary Ann Holbrook White).
History of Work:Painted in Braintree, Mass. (near Boston)
Notes:Maybe these three family portraits (Luther White and Mary Ann Holbrook White) were painted at the same time before Caleb died.

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