Unveiling of Russell Hubbard
Join us Friday, May 1, 2015 from 5 – 7 PM for the Friends of Slater Museum Annual Meeting. This program is free to all current members, including those who join at the event.
Perhaps one of the most exciting portraits in the museum’s collection is a portrait of a seated gentleman, found in the Slater building’s attic, hiding in plain sight. This imposing portrait, painted in 1857, of Russell Hubbard, a founder of the Norwich Free Academy and Slater Family relative, suffered poor de-installation, followed by poor early attempts at “restoration,” and decades of neglect and deterioration. Now, it will be unveiled for the first time following an extensive two-year conservation campaign and re-creation of a period-accurate frame. Brief annual reports will be followed by a presentation by the conservators. Reception to follow.
Russell Hubbard, (1795-1857) by Alexander Hamilton Emmons (1816-1884), was conserved through generous support of the NFA Foundation, the Friends of Slater Museum and Dr. Mary Lou Bargnesi and Fritz Gahagan.