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FRAME WITH PORTRAIT OF ELLA LETITIA MERRIWEATHER POST

Made by: Grinling Gibbons (Circle of)

On view in: First Floor Library


About this object

The frame has a rectangular opening now set with a more recent inner frame with an oval opening containing a portrait of Ella Letitia Merriweather Post (51.150). At the top is an eagle with outspread wings is poised on a cluster of leaves and flowers and with a bower of leaves back and over him. At each of the upper corners is a perched bird stretching his neck downward. At the right and left sides are large clusters of leaves, fruits and flowers, the forward ones carved in the round, the others in relief. At the bottom of the frame is a fishnet scoop with fish and flowers while at either side is a cluster of shell-fish, all carved in the round or very high relief. Originally a mirror was inside it.

Object name:
FRAME WITH PORTRAIT OF ELLA LETITIA MERRIWEATHER POST
Made from:
Wood
Made in:
England
Date made:
c. 1675-1687
Size:
177.8 × 121.9 cm (70 × 48 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
34.2
Class:
WOOD
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973