National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #291
Subject/Title:
Bostick, John
Artist:Cooper, Washington B.
Date Created:ca. 1835
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:38 x 32
Image Dimensions:32 x 24
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:12/8/2003
Condition:Excellent

Description:Waist-length apparently seated of a middle-aged man with short light brown-graying hair and a receding hairline. His hair forms a "V" on his high forehead. He is wearing an opened black coat, with buttoned white vest, white shirt, and white tie. His shirt has a high collar that reaches to just below his ears.  His eyes are light colored.  An arc of red on the right suggests a chair back.  On the chair is painted "June 18th 1839 WBC."
Notes:Subject (1765-1850) was the nephew of Thomas Hardin Perkins wife. Perkins built Meeting of the Waters, the owner's home.

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