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Christopher Hughes


Half-length portrait shows Christopher Hughes (1744-1824) seated in an armchair, wearing a green coat and waistcoat and white stock and cuffs. He holds a book in his left hand, with right hand reaching into his jacket. The red drape behind him is pulled back to reveal a port scene with waterfront buildings and a sailing vessel.




Oil on canvas


35 H x 27.125 W inches

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Gift of Mrs. Andrew Young in memory of Cynthia Gordon Adams, Alexander Gordon III, Margaret McKim Gordon, and Henrietta Gordon Horner

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Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture


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