National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #373
Subject/Title: Johnson, William
Artist:Sharples, James
Date Created:ca. 1799
Owner/Location:Cheekwood Museum of Art
Nashville, TN
Frame Dimensions:NA
Image Dimensions:2.75 x 2.25
Materials/Media:watercolor on ivory
Date Documented:
Condition:Excellent

Description:Oval full left profile of a young man with long silver hair (wig?) pulled back in a pony tail. He is wearing a blue coat, and a white shirt, stock, and vest.
History:here is a full-sized version of this portrait by Sharples owned by the Ohio Society of the Colonial Dames of America (currently at the Cincinati Museum)

Exhibited at Huntsville 1996; Gibbes 2000

Illus. Huntsville catalog; American Art Review March 1996; the magazine Antiques January 1994, second page in Levy advertisement.

Subject was a well-respected attorney.
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