National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #116
Subject/Title: Proudfit, (Judge) John
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:ca. 1800
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:37 x 32
Image Dimensions:29.5 x 24
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:7/17/2003
Condition:Poor

Description:Waist-length frontal of a man in a black coat and a white shirt and vest with 3 buttons and necktie. He has sideburns and a deeply receding hairline. His gaze is straightforward.
History:The work is torn, stained, and needs cleaning.
Notes:Sitter was born ca. 1761 and lived in Norfolk, VA. He married Judith Rodney 11/21/1788. His grandson was President of the Memphis & Charleston Railroad and the Memphis & Ohio Railroad. Owners have letters dating to Civil War era re: one of his descendants, Col. James Proudfit Wood. His owner's great-great-great-grandfather.

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