National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #1822
Subject/Title:
Knott, Julie
Artist:Routon, Joseph
Date Created:1989
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:30 x 36
Image Dimensions:24 x 38
Materials/Media:Oil on Canvas
Date Documented:2 December 2009
Condition:Excellent

Description: Seated three-quarter portrait of young girl in a blue dress with short puffed sleeves and a pink sash. Her body is facing three-quarter left, and her head is turned to look directly at the viewer. Both hands are resting in her lap, and the armchair has some of the same blue tones as her dress. Subject has long, light-brown hair and blue eyes. The background is a mottled shade of reds and pinks.
History of Work:Painted by Paris, Tennessee artist Joseph Routon (b. 1943), who studied art in NYC at the Art Students League and at the National Academy of Design. Further study was at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Routon is now living and painting portraits in Haddonfield, NJ. His paintings hang in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Hospital, The College of Physicians, Albert Einstein Medical Center, General Theological Seminary of NYC, Rutgers University, Temple University, National Liberty Museum, etc.
Notes: Painted at the home of the subject parent's in Paris, Tennessee.

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