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Catalog Number PA.135
Title Portrait of a Gentleman
Artist unknown
Date n.d.
Description Possibly a portrait of Christopher Frye (1760-1851).

Portrait. Adult Male Subject. Seated. Mid-waist length view. He is turned 3/4ths to his right, while he gazes to his left. His left elbow is resting on the chair, while his right hand is resting in his lap. He has brown curly hair with a beard and eyes. He is wearing a black neck tie in a bow, a white shirt, a black waistcoat, and black overcoat. There is a seascape in left background, including a lighthouse.
Object Name Painting
Medium Oil Paint
Material Canvas
Dimensions H-90.2 W-70.5 cm
Credit line n.d.
Provenance n.d.
Collection Painting
People unknown
Notes Formerly #14.

Possibly a portrait of Christopher Frye (1760-1851) whose house stood on the site of the present Newport Art Museum, was given to the Library on 1 Feb 1879 by Rowland R. Hazard. Its whereabouts are not known. A portrait of Joseph Peace Hazard by Jane Stuart was given by Hazard in 1890; whereabouts unknown. It is believed the subject of this painting might have been a sea captain, or such, because of the background.