National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #286
Subject/Title:
Bramham, James M.
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:unknown
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:33 x 27
Image Dimensions:28.5 x 23.5
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:2/17/2004
Condition:Good

Description:Older man with short silver hair falling just over his ears. His eyes are blue, and he is wearing a black coat and vest with a white shirt and tie. Only his right hand is visible, and it holds a cane with "(?). B." engraved on its metal top.
History:Found rolled in a trunk in 1975-76. It was probably painted in Tennessee or Virginia. In extremely poor condition when found. Restored in 1977 by Okarma Jones, an Atlanta firm recommended by the High Museum. They "melted it onto a new canvas" and provided 25-30% infill painting.
Notes:Subject married Elizabeth S. Davis Nov. 26, 1838 in Albermarle County, VA. They moved to Woodland Mills, TN,  3 miles north of Union City. Owner is not certain of the subject's ID. See file for more info.

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