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Catalog Number PA.003
Title Robert Rogers
Artist Allston, Washington, 1779-1843
Date 1799
Description Robert Rogers (1758-1835), born in Newport, was a graduate of Brown College (1775), served in the Revolution, and was Secretary, Director, and Librarian of the Library for more than 20 years. After serving in the Revolution, he opened a successful classical school in Newport.

Portrait. Adult male in Colonial dress, bust view, facing right three-quarter turn. The subject has light brown hair, dark brown eyes and wears a brown jacket with white shirt and collar. Diagonal medium red curtain in back right of figure shading to dark brown at top left. Possibly dark brown wall beyond curtain.
Object Name Painting
Medium Oil Paint
Material Canvas
Dimensions H-79 W-63.5 cm
Credit line Bequest of John E. Allston
Provenance 1877, April 11 - Bequest of John E. Allston
Inscription Technique Pencil
Inscription Location Stretch
Inscriptions and Marks Allston
Collection Painting
People Allston, John E.
Allston, Washington, 1779-1843
Rogers, Robert, 1758-1835
Notes Formerly #62. The portrait was painted when Washington Allston was a student at Harvard College.

1969-70 (Oct-May) Wichita Art Museum traveling exhibition "American Paintings from Newport": Wilmington, Delaware; San Francisco, California; Wichita, Kansas; Cincinnati, Ohio; 1992 (4 July-13 Sept) Newport Art Museum "NewPortraits"
Related Publications Annual Report 1876-1877 (8); Annals (357-8) ; 1948 Washington Allston: A Study of the Romantic Artist in America by Richardson (pl IV); 1969 American Paintings from Newport by Boyle (22); 1981 Painters of the Humble Truth: Masterpieces of American Still Life, 1801-1837 by Gerdts (23)