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Charles Hawes (New Bedford, Massachusetts) [Attributed to]
Portrait of a dapper figure, purportedly Capt. George W. Dodge (1830- ?), master of the whaling bark Superior (New Bedford, Massachusetts)
Ambrotype, whole plate
Swann Galleries - New York
Auction, October 25, 2016, #2426, Lot 13
According to a contemporary exhibition label on the obverse of the frame, Dodge was formerly an officer on the whaler Gay Head, and later became a businessman in Manchester, New Hampshire. This image is attributed to Charles Hawes, whose studio was located in New Bedford, Massachusetts.