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Portrait #356
Subject/Title: Potter, (Capt.) Edmund
Artist:Peale, James 1749-1831
Date Created:1799
Owner/Location: Cheekwood Museum of Art
Nashville, TN
Frame Dimensions:NA
Image Dimensions:2 7/8" x 2 3/8"
Materials/Media:watercolor on ivory
Date Documented:2/22/2004
Condition:Excellent

Description:Frame is period red gold on copper, plain back with label of Rowland Parry, who worked in Philadelphia.

Oval of a silver-haired man with blue eyes dressed in a blue jacket with 2 brass buttons visible and a white vest and shirt. He has sideburns to below his ears and his hair is combed back away from his face. His nose is rather bulbous.
History:Painted in Philadelphia.

Exhibited Cheekwood 1992 / Huntsville 1996/ Gibbes 2000

Illus. Huntsville catalog
Notes:Potter was a sea captain, listed as such in the Philadelphia Directory for 1790.

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