Highlights from the Fielding Collection of Early American Art: Portrait of Albert G. Gilman

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With his wife Karin looking on, Jonathan Fielding describes A. Ellis’s painting of Albert G. Gilman, made in 1831. Only fifteen portraits by Ellis are now known to exist and many of those are in disrepair. Fielding says this particular work is quite an “exceptional piece” with vibrant colours and a modern flair.

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