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Portrait #184
Subject/Title:
"Baby John"
ca 1845- ?
Artist:Brown, John Henry
Date Created:1849
Owner/Location:Cheekwood Museum of Art
Nashville, TN
Frame Dimensions:NA
Image Dimensions:1 3/4" x 1 3/8"
Materials/Media:watercolor on ivory
Date Documented:2/22/2004
Condition:Excellent

Description:Extremely well painted oval portrait of a young boy wearing a light blue dress. Date 1849 painted on bottom. View is full frontal of blue-eyed, blonde-haired child age approx 2-3 years. Distinct shape in background--a chair?

Frame is original gold plated on copper.
History of Work:Paper inside in pencil says "Baby John / J. Henry Brown / Pinxit 1849 / Phila." A second paper says "...Caldwell...10 Chestnut...at West (?) Tsc (or last letters may be Joh...") 

Exhibited at Gibbes 2000

Illus. in Bonhams Catalog for the sale 21 November 1996

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