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Portrait #357
Subject/Title: Moore, Henry
Artist:Peale, Raphaelle 1774-1825
Date Created:1809
Owner/Location:Cheekwood Museum of Art
Nashville, TN
Frame Dimensions:NA
Image Dimensions:2 1/4" x 1 13/16"
Materials/Media:watercolor on ivory
Date Documented:2/22/2004
Condition:Excellent

Description:Frame is original wood.

Oval bust-length of a man turned to reveal a slightly left profile. His eyes are blue and his scraggy brown hair hangs in separated locks on his forehead. his left ear is prominent and stick out between his curly sideburn and the collar-length locks in the back. He is dressed in a buttoned up black vest and opened black jacket. His cheeks have a sunken quality.
History:Painted at Moore's home: Montgomery Square, Mont. Co., PA. Note on back by Sarah Fussell (Mrs Charles) Macaulay dated 12/15/74 says "Henry Moore by Raphaelle Peale son of Charles Willson Peale whose third wife, Hannah, was Henry's sister." Documentation of painter's work done by Charles Coleman Sellers in 1966, who found CWP letter that "Raphaelle painted copy of brother Henry in next room in Montgomery in 1809/"

Exhibited Cheekwood 1992 / Cheekwood 1995 / Huntsville 1996 / the Peale Family 1996-97 / Gibbes 2000
Illus. Huntsville Catalog / Southern Accents Magazine, February 1992 / The American Art Journal, Vol XXV, 1993 Nos. 1 & 2, p. 46 / The Peale Family Catalog
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