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Object ID 1876.006
Object Name Portrait
Title Rear Admiral Samuel Francis du Pont
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Gift of Mrs. Samuel Francis du Pont
Date circa 1870
Year Range from 1868
Year Range to 1876
Artist Felix Octavius Carr Darley
Made Felix Octavius Carr Darley
Description Posthumous oil on canvas portrait of Rear Admiral Samuel Francis du Pont (1803-1865): Almost full-length view of the Admiral in his dress uniform and sword looking right. The subject is posed against a marine backdrop. He has a large walrus mustache and sideburns and his right hand is inserted inside the breast of his coat while his left hand rests on a rock. This portrait is a copy of a portrait by Daniel Huntington.

Dimensions W-26 L-33.5 D-3 inches
Dimension Details framed dimensions
Owned Sophie Madeline du Pont
Provenance Gift of the subject's widow, Sophie Madeline du Pont.
Subjects Portraits
Portrait paintings
People Du Pont, Samuel Francis
Darley, Felix O.C.
Search Terms Rear Admiral Samuel Francis du Pont
Civil War
U.S. Navy
F.O.C. Darley
Felix Octavius Carr Darley
Felix Darley
Samuel Francis du Pont
Place of Origin Wilmington, DE
Medium Oil on canvas