Untitled (Portrait of Captain Caleb Greene, Jr., American, 1772 – 1853), Circa 1844
Oil on canvas
Handwritten “1844, Copy of original portrait painted in Baltimore, 1807” to canvas on verso
Light is included
Additional typed documentation on the Greene family and United States Civil War military history is provided, especially regarding the son George Sears Greene.
An anonymous 1844 reproduction oil painting of Captain Caleb Greene, Jr. (American, 1772 – 1853). The painting is based on an original 1804 painting, featuring Captain Greene, the captain of a merchant vessel that sailed and traded with European ports until the foreign trading was disallowed before the War of 1812. Captain Greene’s, prominent Rhode Island family includes numerous descendants involved in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. The Quaker family was against the practice of slavery, and instrumental in pursuing the intent of the Founding Fathers and American Constitution. Major General George Sears Greene, son of Caleb Greene is one of the most notable. Additional typed documentation on the Greene family and abbreviated United States Civil War military history is provided, especially regarding the son Major General George Sears Greene.
- craquelure to canvas throughout; some wrinkling; light finish wear to frame at nails especially on left side; light separation at frame corners.
- overall; visible art 24.5"W x 29.5"H