Object photography

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On View Barbara Weld Putnam Gallery.GALE.WALL

Object description

  • Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862-1951)
  • Portrait of Richard Saltonstall, 1922
  • Oil on canvas
  • Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • image H: 36 in, image W: 44 in, H: 44.5 in, W: 52.75 in (image H: 91.4 cm, image W: 111.8 cm, H: 113.0 cm)
  • Gift of the Hon. Leverett Saltonstall, Mr. Richard Saltonstall, and Mrs. Muriel G.S. Lewis, 1962
  • M11148


Signed lower left "F W Benson/ '22"


This is a three-quarters length portrait of Richard Middlecott Saltonstall (1859-1922). Saltonstall sits at a table, reading, with his left profile visible. He wears a grey suit with a blue tie and a pink flower in his buttonhole. A candle, framed painting and vase are in the left background. Colonial Revival

Exhibition History

  • American Decorative Arts exhibition, Peabody Essex Museum; June 03, 2003 through Present
  • Frank W. Benson: American Impressionist, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.; September 29, 2000 through February 19, 2001