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Portrait #1703
Subject/Title:
McDonald, Hunter
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:1930s
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:24 1/2 x 20
Image Dimensions:19 1/2 x 15 1/2
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Bust-length portrait of subject facing front, but with his head turned to his left and looking to the right of the viewer. His dark, greying hair is parted on his right, and he has a full moustache. The white shirt under his dark jacket has a rounded collar, and his tie is narrow and black. The mottled background has hints of red.
History of Work:Original painting and date unknown, as is the artist. Given to Hunter McDonald, Jr. by the subject, then to Hunter McDonald, III, then to Hunter McDonald, IV.
Notes:Subject born in Winchester, Virginia 12 June 1860, son of Angus W. McDonald and Cornelia Peake. He was educated in Louisville, Kentucky and Washington and Lee University. He was one of the founders of the Engineering Association of the South and one of its first presidents. During the World War, he served as chief engineer of the NC and StL the Central Railroad and the Birmingham & Northwestern under federal operation. He was president of the American Railway Engineering in 1904-05 and president of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1914.

His great-grandfathers' image is also on this site - Angus McDonald.

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