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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
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Maker(s):Blackburn, Joseph
Culture:British (active 1754 - 1763)
Title:Andrew Faneuil Phillips (1729-1775)
Date Made:1755
Materials:oil on canvas
Place Made:United States
Measurements:stretcher: 50 3/8 x 40 3/8 in.; 127.9525 x 102.5525 cm
Narrative Inscription:  signed and dated in black paint at lower left below midline: Jos. Blackburn Pinxit 1755
Accession Number:  SC 1973:25
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Winthrop Merton Rice (Helen Swift Jones, class of 1910)

man; costume; uniform; portrait

Label Text:
Among the most prolific of Anglo-American painters working in the eighteenth century, Joseph Blackburn produced over one hundred portraits. This painting of Andrew Faneuil Phillips, is part of a group of four owned by Smith College which includes his parents Gillam and Mary and his sister Ann. Working in the Rococo style of Georgian London which is characterized by pastel colors, elaborate costumes, and contrived poses, Blackburn was the perfect choice for this wealthy loyalist family.

Andrew, clothed in a dove-colored coat and breeches with a blue waistcoat encrusted in silver gilt, is depicted in exaggerated elegance. Prim and composed, his figure contrasts dramatically with the dark, mysterious landscape behind him

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