National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #761
Subject/Title:
Donelson, John (Jackie) IV
Artist:Earl, Ralph E. W.
Date Created:unknown
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:NA
Image Dimensions:10 x 8
Materials/Media:photographic print on paper
Date Documented:12/6/2005
Condition:Good

Description:Black and white copy of a man seated wearing a double-breasted vest with 8 covered buttons. His silvery hair is wavy and has a windswept quality. A cape or drape rests on his right shoulder and that hand rests on a table. His left hand rests on the arm of a chair. An architectural element/column (?) is on the left side of the composition.
History of Work:This photograph is the only record of one of a number of paintings stolen from Cleaveland Hall, Easter weekend 1986.
Notes:The subject lived from 1784-1840. He married Eliza Eleanor Butler.

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