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James K. Polk Ancestral Home Collection
Columbia, Tennessee
Portrait #409
Subject/Title:
Polk, James Knox
Artist:Earl, Ralph Eleasor Whiteside 1785-1838
Date Created:1829
Owner/Location:James K. Polk Ancestral Home
301-305 W. Seventh St.
Columbia, TN 38402
931-388-2354
www.jameskpolk.com/new/
Frame Dimensions:NA
Image Dimensions:30 x 25
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:12/14/2004
Condition:Excellent

Description:Waist-length of Polk as a congressman. He is wearing a high-collared white shirt, white cravat, grey vest and black jacket. The orientation is frontal but slightly left as his right ear is not visible as is his left.
History of Work:Painted in Washington DC in 1829.

Conserved in 1983, presumably by Cumberland Art Conservation Center.
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