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Object Name Portrait
Catalog Number 1956.005.29
Description Portrait of Charles Green Hanscome. He is looking straight ahead,with staring eyes, and has curly brown hair and big curly muttonchops. Frame, which has an oval opening for the image, is very ornate, bright gold, and deep. Large corner decorations of a cartouche, surrounded by leaves and fruit. Surface of frame surrounding the painting is textured to suggest leather.
Collection LCHS Fine Art Collection
Material Canvas/Paint/Wood
Dimensions H-31 W-27.5 inches
Height (in) 31
Width (in) 27.5
People Hanscome, Charles Green
Search Terms Portrait
Notes This painting was displayed for many years in Swarthout Museum. The guide to the museum's paintings described the subject of this painting thus:
"Charles Green Hanscome: One of La Crosse's early settlers, coming in 1853, Hanscome was a lawyer. Interested in western expansion, he was killed by Indians on an expedition to Colorado in 1864."