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Ithiel Town - Center Church Portrait

Ithiel Town - Center Church Portrait

This portrait by Frederick R. Spencer was gifted by Town's daughter Etha to Yale University, who then sold it to Center Church (New Haven,CT) in the 1940's. The portrait provides a more in depth study of Town than the his early portrait (now in the collection of the National Academy of Design). The geometric exercises in the portrait and the geometry at Pearl St. both suggest Classical ideals, Christianity and more speculatively, Philosophical Alchemy.

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