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Alfred T. Agate

Object Name: Portrait
Date: 1838
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 30 1/4 x 25 1/2 x 1 in. ( 76.8 x 64.8 x 2.5 cm )
Credit Line: Gift of the Ossining Historical Society
Object Number: 1959.57
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In this portrait, young Alfred T. Agate holds his sketchpad under his left arm in reference to his duties as the artist of Wilkes expedition, which he was about to set out on; the gold buttons on his dark blue coat bear the anchor insignia alluding to his forthcoming sea voyage.