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James K. Polk Ancestral Home Collection
Columbia, Tennessee
Portrait #420
Subject/Title:
Dallas, George M. 1792-1864
Artist:Lamb, Adrian
Date Created:ca. 1812
Owner/Location:James K. Polk Ancestral Home
301-305 W. Seventh St.
Columbia, TN 38402
931-388-2354
www.jameskpolk.com/new/
Frame Dimensions:NA
Image Dimensions:36.75 x 31.25
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:12/14/2004
Condition:Excellent

Description:Waist-length seated left profile of a young man, approx. 20 years old, wearing a blue coat with gold buttons and a gold vest. His chestnut-colored hair is brushed toward his face. The chair is red. Work is signed.
History of Work:Painted from an engraving owned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City.
Notes:Subject lived from 1792-1864. He was the mayor of Philadelphia in 1829; the Democratic senator from PA in 1831-33; Minister to Russia from 1837-39 and vice-president to James K. Polk 1845-49.  See also George Mifflin Dallas.

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