Reverse Painting on Glass
Location: New England, Massachusetts
Artist: Benjamin Greenleaf
Materials: Paint, glass
Measurements: H (glass): 17 3/4"; W (glass): 11 3/4"; H (frame): 20 1/2"; W (frame): 14 5/8"
Reverse painted portrait of Mrs. Joseph Pope (Anna Hammond). Subject faces right, the portrait is a profile. Background is gray-black. She wears a white net and lace cap, has a white lace collar and a gray dress. Anna Hammond was the daughter of General Benjamin Hammond of Newton, MA. She married Reverend Joseph Pope in 1777.