William Valentine

Samuel Nelson

1833
This portrait was painted in 1833 during Valentine's only visit to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Samuel Nelson, a member of the local elite who lived there with his family, was a prosperous merchant, a shipbuilder and a member of the legislature for some thirty years. Valentine put his talent to good use: the portrait is a solemn, dignified likeness that captures the sitter's mood of calm confidence. The broad mahogany frame is original.
Title
Samuel Nelson
Date
1833
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
76 x 63.8 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1980
Accession number
23527

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