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Portrait #183
Subject/Title: James, Rev. John Waller ? -August 14, 1836
Artist:Bridgeport, Hugh 1794-c 1869
Date Created:1837 October
Owner/Location:Cheekwood Museum of Art
Nashville, TN
Frame Dimensions:NA
Image Dimensions:3" x 2 1/4"
Materials/Media:watercolor on ivory
Date Documented:2/22/2004
Condition:Excellent

Description:Frame is black painted wood with gilded wood bezel. Appears to be original.

Young auburn-haired cleric with glasses in a blue coat and white collar in three-quarter right profile.
History:Painted Philadelphia, PA Papers attached to the back (all appearing to be original) say: "Rev John Waller James" and "Painted by Bridport / Chestnut near 4th St / Oct.1837" and "Copy / Painted by Bridport / Chestnut near 4th / Oct 1837 / price 20$" and "Miniature of Rev John Waller James/Assistant Minister______1832-36/Rector from July 21, 1836 to Aug 14th when/he died at Huntingdon Pa, where a church was/built in his memory, maily by member of this congregation/Presented by Miss Frances C. Wayne

Exhibited at Gibbes 2000

Illus. in Schwarz catalog "American Miniatures" of December 1990
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