|Artist||Allston, Washington, 1779-1843|
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.
|Dimensions||H-79 W-63.5 cm|
|Credit line||Bequest of John E. Allston|
|Provenance||1877, April 11 - Bequest of John E. Allston|
|Inscriptions and Marks||Allston|
Allston, John E.
Allston, Washington, 1779-1843
Rogers, Robert, 1758-1835
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)|