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Tennessee Portrait Project

Portrait #223
Subject/Title: Gaither, Horace
Artist:Cooper, William
Date Created:ca. mid-1800s
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:48 x 37.5
Image Dimensions:35 x 28
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:1/13/2004
Condition:Excellent

Description:A man approximately 40 years of age seated in a red chair with black wood in three-quarters right profile. His light brown wavy hair is receding, but is long over his ears and he has long, thick sideburns extend down to his jaw line. He is formally dressed in black with a white shirt, black tie, red stick pin, and an overly large black top coat.
History:Was cleaned by Cumberland Art Conservation.
Notes:Subject lived in Natchez and was married to Varina Banks Staton (Gaither), portrait # 224, at "Cherokee" in Natchez on 2/19/1852. They lived on a plantation called "Arnaudlia" in Louisiana, south of Vidalia.

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