Hulda Martin in her 55 year

  • Frederick Mayhew, Hulda Martin in her 55 year, 1826, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson, 1986.65.127

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Hulda Martin was originally from Rehoboth, Massachusetts, in the southeastern part of the state. The portraitist, possibly Massachusetts artist Frederick Mayhew, emphasized her gentility by posing the fifty-five-year-old matron with a book. Details of Hulda’s lace, her modest jewelry, and an ornately painted chair enliven this otherwise sober portrait.

Title
Hulda Martin in her 55 year
Artist
Date
1826
Location
Dimensions
26 1/8 x 22 1/4 in. (66.5 x 56.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Martin, Hulda – bust
Object Number
1986.65.127
Palette
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