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Portrait #1862
Subject/Title:
Hough, Joseph Hart (1798-1844)
Artist: Dodge, John Wood (1807-1893)
Date Created:1841
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:
Image Dimensions:Oval: 1 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.
Materials/Media:Watercolor on Ivory
Date Documented:28 May 2012
Condition:Excellent

Description: Oval miniature portrait of Joseph Hart Hough wearing a dark suit and tie, his dark hair brushed across his forehead, and his gaze directed toward the viewer.
History of Work:National Society of Colonial Dames, Tennessee, "Portraits in Tennessee Painted Before 1866," 1964. The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide. Repository: Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum, P.O. Box 37012, MRC 970, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012

Control Number: IAP 81770201
Notes: Subject was the owner of a stagecoach line in Nashville. One of the stagecoach lines he owned ran between Nashville, Tennessee and Washington, DC, and was used by fellow Nashvillian Andrew Jackson – the President references Hough in several surviving letters from the period. Hough married Ellen Douglas Anderson of Louisa County, Virginia, and resided in Nashville, Tennessee. Mrs. Hough's miniature (IAP record no. 81770203) is documented by artist John Wood Dodge. Mr. Hough died on Jan. 21, 1844.

Subject is buried in The Nashville City Cemetery.


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