National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #70
Subject/Title: Butler, Pierce Mason
Artist:J. E.
Date Created:1823
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:35 x 29
Image Dimensions:29 x 23.5
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:7/3/2003
Condition:Fair

Description:Waist-length three-quarter profile of military officer (colonel) in a Mexican War uniform. He wears long sideburns and his hair is dark. His right hand rests on the hilt of a silver sword. "J. E. 1823" is visible on his belt or waist sash. The background is a colorful sky.
History:Painted from life. Sitter was governor of South Carolina. 

The "J. E. 1823" may not be original to the painting; it may have been added at a later date by a family member.

Notes:Paint is cracking and there are some surface abrasions.

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