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Object ID 2002.031
Object Name Engraving
Title Joseph Shipley
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Gift of Peter Bayard Paschall
Year Range from 1851
Year Range to 1855
Made Samuel Sartain (engraver)
Makers mark Directly beneath image: "Engraved by Samuel Sartain Phila."

Description Framed portrait engraving of Joseph Shipley (1795-1867), a merchant banker and builder of the Rockwood Mansion in Brandywine Hundred, north of Wilmington. The engraving by Samuel Sartain (1830-1906) is framed in an oval walnut frame with a gold inner frame and depicts a forward-facing bust portrait of a middle-aged man with wavy receding hair and sideburns. The sitter wears a black three-piece suit with velvet trim at the coat collar and a black silk cravat. "Jos Shipley" is engraved in script text beneath the portrait. "Engraved by Samuel Sartain Phila" is engraved directly beneath the image.

Dimensions H-12.875 W-10.75 D-1 inches
Dimension Details Framed dimensions
Subjects Engravings
People Shipley, Joseph
Search Terms Joseph Shipley
Rockwood Mansion
Samuel Sartain
Brandywine Hundred
Nineteenth Century
Place of Origin Philadelphia, PA
Medium Engraving