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Portrait #483
Subject/Title:
Litton, Joseph
Artist:Cooper, Washington B.
Date Created:1846
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:42 x 37
Image Dimensions:28 x 24
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:10/6/2004
Condition:Excellent

Description:Rosy-cheeked man in black formal attire with high white collared shirt. His right hand is inserted into his jacket, "Napoleonic-style." His straight brown hair is parted in the middle. His eyes are light-colored, possibly blue.
History of Work:Restored by Cumberland Art Conservation Center in the late 1980s. Working from a cast, the artist began the painting three days after subject's death.
Notes:Subject born in Dublin, Ireland in 1778 and died in Nashville June 23, 1846. Subject was artist's father-in-law.

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