National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #730
Subject/Title:
Dallas, George Mifflin
Artist:Lamb, Adrian
Date Created:unknown
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:36 x 32
Image Dimensions:29.5 x 25
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:10/26/2005
Condition:Excellent

Description:Three-quarter left profile of a handsome young man with short, wavy red hair. His is dressed in a high-collared black coat, yellow vest, and white ruffled shirt.
History of Work:Artist signature on lower right. Perhaps painted from a photograph or a copy of an existing work as the artist was born in 1901. Adrian Lamb studied at the Art Students League in New York City and at the Academie Julian in Paris before embarking on a career as a portraitist. Lamb's works are found in many collections, including the White House, the Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. Naval Academy, Harvard University, and the Supreme Court of the United States. For much of his life, Lamb resided in Connecticut and maintained a studio in Manhattan.
Source: www.senate.gov/artandhistory/art/artifact/Painting_32_00006.htm
Notes:Subject was vice-president of the U.S. under Polk 1845-49. Dallas, TX was named for him.  See also George M. Dallas.

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