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Portrait #1567
Subject/Title:
Richardson, James Daniel
Artist:Dury
Date Created:1883
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:46 x 40
Image Dimensions:35 x 28
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:13 August 2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Three-quarter length of subject facing slightly left, looking in that direction also, and resting with his right elbow on a pedestal to his right. He is holding a rolled paper in his right hand. He is wearing a dark coat and has a gold chain criss-crossing his vest. His shirt is pleated white and he has a black bow tie. His dark hair is cut short, and he has a neatly trimmed moustache. A red fringed drape falls to his right and rests on the pedestal, and there is a landscape painted in the background to his left.
History of Work:The wife of James Richardson willed the painting to her daughter, Allie Richardson Byrn. Allie passed it to her Daughter, Annie Mary Byrn Roberts, and Annie left it to her son, James D. R. Roberts.
Notes:Major James Daniel Richardson (1843-1914) served on the staff of the 45th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, CSA, during the Civil War. After the war he became a Murfreesboro attoney, state legislator, and long time member of the United States House of Representatives. He was a son of Dr. John Watkins Richardson and his wife Augusta Starnes Richardson, of Old Jefferson.

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