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James T. Powers (1862-1943)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: 1920
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Medium: Oil on artboard
Dimensions: Overall: 30 x 22 in. ( 76.2 x 55.9 cm )
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Margaret DeVaney in memory of James T. Powers and Rachel (Booth) Powers
Object Number: 1955.168
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Marks: signature and date: lower left: "Joseph / Cummings / Chase / 1920[?]" inscription: upper left: "James T. Powers / as / 'Bob Acres'"

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Powers, an actor in comedy roles, was born in New York and made his stage debut in Boston in 1880. He is represented here in the role of Bob Acres from Sheriden's play "The Rivals."