Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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portrait of soldier
  • portrait of soldier, circa 1855
  • Where object was made: Unknown
  • ambrotype
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8.3 x 7 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 3 1/4 x 2 3/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.3727

A soldier stands and looks at the viewer, left hand on a sheathed sword, right arm resting on a table. Half of the backing paper is gone, giving his right hand side a ghostly appearance. The portrait is set in a gilded frame with scrollwork.