National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #96
Subject/Title: Porter, Alexander James
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:ca. 1840?
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:48 x 40
Image Dimensions:34.5 x 27
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:7/2/2003
Condition:Good

Description:Waist-length seated nearly frontal of a young man in formal attire with a white shirt and vest, a black tuxedo coat. He is seated and his left handrests on the arm of a red chair. His right hand is out of the frame. He has brown eyes and dark straight hair of medium length parted over his left eye.
History:Work was fire damaged ca. 1996 and was subsequently cleaned by Lyzon.
Notes:Sitter was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris. Tamany Wood, which became Riverwood Mansion, was his home.

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