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Object ID 1930.027
Object Name Portrait
Title John Adam Grohe
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Gift of the Estate of John S. Grohe
Date circa 1840
Description Portrait of John Adam Grohe (1806-1847), a music teacher in Wilmington during the 1840s: Half-length portrait of a young man with slicked down blond hair who is seated in a Bergere chair with red upholstery. The subject is dressed in a black suit and stock and white shirt and waistcoat. He holds a sheet of rolled up music in his right hand. The background contains a harp, a Classical statue playing a wind instrument, and a vague, fanciful landscape scene. An old label on the back reads: "John Adam Grohe / Professor of Music / 1840-1847."
Dimensions H-19.25 W-16.5 D-1 inches
Dimension Details framed dimensions
Provenance Gift from the estate of the subject's son.
Subjects Paintings
Portrait paintings
Search Terms John Adam Grohe
Portrait Paintings
Music Teachers
Nineteenth Century
Material Oil on canvas