Portrait cameo

1853
John A. Greenough (active about 1848–1879)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 4.4 x 3.8 x 1cm (1 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 3/8in.)

Accession Number

1994.268

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Cameos

Shoulder-length profile portrait of a middle-aged man facing proper left and wearing what appears to be a toga; accompanied by a pietra dure box.

Inscription

Inscribed on reverse: "From Life. / By J.A. Greenough. / Sculp. / Boston, / Mass. / July, 1853"

Signed

Inscribed on reverse: "From Life. / By J.A. Greenough. / Sculp. / Boston, / Mass. / July, 1853"

Provenance

Purchased from Suzanne Marshall, Sharon, Massachusetts.

Credit Line

Gift of the Frank B. Gordon Foundation