National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #322
Subject/Title: Hall, Johnathan Prescott
Artist:Hall, Anne 1792-1863
Date Created:ca. 1850
Owner/Location:Cheekwood Museum of Art
Nashville, TN
Frame Dimensions:28 x 25
Image Dimensions:NA
Materials/Media:watercolor on ivory
Date Documented:2/22/2004
Condition:Excellent

Description:Frame is original black leather-covered; front is now lost and the remaining back half is in a modern black-painted wood frame.

Oval of a man with short reddish wavy hair. He has a receding hairline that gives the top of his head a moon-like quality. Dressed in a buttoned dark grey coat, vest, and tie and white high-collared shirt.
History:Painted in NYC or Newport, RI. Subject was the artist's brother. Frame liner has stamped on it: ""J. GURNEY / 707 BROADWAY NY"". J. Prescott Hall built and lived at ""Malbone"" at Newport (see book ""Architectural Heritage of Newport, Rhode Island"" for information about Hall and Lew Gouvernor Morris. Morris was a relative of Hall and live at "Malbone" in the mid-twentieth century.

Exhibited Cheekwood 1992; Cheekwood 1995; Huntsville 1996; Gibbes 2000
Illus. Frick no 17378/ Huntsville Catalog / American Art Review, March 1996 /
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