National Society of
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Out of State
Portrait #1918
Major William Campbell
Subject/Title: Campbell, Major William
1776-1842
Artist: Grimes, John C. (1804-1837) (attributed to) or
Earl, Ralph Eleaser Whiteside (1785-1838) (attributed to)
Date Created:ca. 1836-1837
Owner/Location: Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:
Image Dimensions:30 x 25 in.
Materials/Media: Oil on Canvas
Date Documented:22 September 2016
Condition:Excellent

Description: Portrait of Major William Campbell with his body turned slightly to the right, his gaze directed toward the viewer, and his right hand resting atop the handle of a walking stick held vertically in front of him. He wears a black jacket, vest, and tie, and a white shirt with a high collar.
History:Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Currier, Charles Gillman Sterling, Caroline, Sterling, Jane Campbell.
Notes:

William Campbell was born on Oct. 17, 1776 in Wythe County, Virginia and died Jan. 11, 1842 in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee, where he is buried. Major William Campbell received several appointments from President Andrew Jackson of Nashville, Tenn., a close political and personal friend. Major William Campbell married his cousin, Miss Anne Campbell, and among their children were John William Campbell, 1799-1874. The painting is attributed to either John C. Grimes or Ralph Eleaser Whiteside Earl.

The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.

 

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