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Portrait #326
Subject/Title: Knox, (Maj. Gen.) Henry
Artist:Herring, James 1/12/1794 (London)-10/8/1867 (Paris)
Date Created:1834
Owner/Location:Cheekwood Museum of Art
Nashville, TN
Frame Dimensions:NA
Image Dimensions:3 3/4" x 2 9/16"
Materials/Media:watercolor on ivory
Date Documented:2/22/2004
Condition:Excellent

Description:Frame is black painted wood with stamped metal bezel. Possibly original.

Rectangle, three-quarter length of a heavy-set man in uniform with blue coat, gold epaulets, white pants and vest. His right hand is folded and cocked on his hip.
History:Painted in Boston.
James Herring copied the Gilbert Stuart portrait, then at Fanueil Hall, now at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Engraver E. Prudhomme then used the miniature as the source for his engraving for the "National Portrait Gallery of Distiguished Americans," published by Herring and James Longacre between 1835-39. See File. See article in The Magazine Antiques, January 1978, page 212 ff.

Exhibited Cheekwood 1992; Cheekwood 1995; Huntsville 1996; Gibbes 2000
Illus. Huntsville Catalog / American Art Review, March 1996
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