Michael A. Reed (ca. 1805-?)

Michael A. Reed (ca. 1805-?)
Title
Michael A. Reed (ca. 1805-?)
Date 
1855
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 75 3/4 x 47 1/8 in. ( 192.4 x 119.7 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of the Exempt Firemen's Benevolent Fund Associated of the 23rd and 24th Wards, New York City
Object Number 
1933.10
Marks 
signed and dated: on card, left: "Backofen N.Y. 1855"
Gallery Label 
Reed, who was foreman of the Aqueduct Engine Company Number 47, of the volunteer fire department of New York, is surrounded by paraphernalia associated with the fire department in this portrait: in his right hand is a book titled Fire Laws, and on the floor in the lower right are his fireman's hat and his bullhorn.; his watchfob is a miniature fireman's hat.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group