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Portrait #1276
Subject/Title:
Harris, Josiah
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:1851-55
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:37 x 32
Image Dimensions:25 x 21 Oval
Materials/Media:Oil on paper board
Date Documented: 26 April 2008
Condition:Good

Description:Fomally attired and in his late forties, the subject has piercing blue eyes and aquiline nose presenting a stern countenance.
History of Work:The painting is one of a pair (see Sallie Wiles King Harris). The portrait was passed down through Josiah Harris' descendants to the present owner. Subject is the great-great-paternal grandfather of this current owner.
Notes:Subject was born 26 April 1809 and died 21 July 1863. He was a well-established merchant in Louisville, KY. He is buried in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville. Mentioned in History of Kentucky by W. H. Perrin, p. 667.

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