National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #1823
Subject/Title:
Knott, Julie
Artist:Routon, Joseph
Date Created:1985
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:20 x 24
Image Dimensions:16 x 20
Materials/Media:Oil on Canvas
Date Documented:2 December 2009
Condition:Excellent

Description: Oil portrait of young girl in Paris, Tennessee. Subject is wearing a blue top with narrow orange stripes, has tousled, short, light-brown hair and blue eyes. Her body is facing slightly right, and her face is turned very slightly left so she is looking directly at the viewer over her left shoulder. The background is tones of blue.
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: This is one of two oil portraits that Joseph Routon painted for the Mulwitz family in Paris, Tennessee.

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