National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #246
Subject/Title:
Armstong, James Hamilton
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:1875
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:38 x 32
Image Dimensions:29 x 24
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:12/30/2003
Condition:Good

Description:Young child, aged 3, in a white dress and undershorts with a blue sash at the waist. His arms are upraised, with his right hand hidden by his head. He appears to be seated on a sofa.
History of Work:Painted posthumously. Work was restored (in Nashville) to repair a tear created during a move.
Notes:Subject was the younger brother of Mary Elizabeth Napoleon Armstrong, #245, who lived in the Belmont area of Nashville. Subject (1872-1875) drowned in the Cumberland River at age 3.

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