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Portrait #829
Subject/Title:
Kirkman, John
1813-1888
Artist:Dodge, John W.
Date Created:Aug. 27, 1841
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:unknown
Image Dimensions:unknown
Materials/Media:Painted on Ivory
Date Documented:2007
Condition:Excellent

Description:Bust of young man looking directly at the viewer. His dark hair is parted on his right and curls up above his ears. He is facing three-quarter left, and he wears a black coat and tie and white shirt. The background is clouds with some blue sky visible.
History of Work:In pencil on the back "Painted by John W. Dodge of New York City"
Notes:John Kirkman was the son of Thomas Kirkman and Eleanor Jackson Kirkman of Nashville. He was first married to Catherine Hobson McNairy and second to Maria Adelaide Washington.

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