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Portrait #321
Subject/Title: Sayer, Joshua
Artist:Goodridge, Sarah 1788-1853
Date Created:ca. 1820
Owner/Location:Cheekwood Museum of Art
Nashville, TN
Frame Dimensions:NA
Image Dimensions:3 1/2" x 2 5/8"
Materials/Media:watercolor on ivory
Date Documented:2/22/2004
Condition:Excellent

Description:Red leatherette box-type frame with satin lining. Auburn-haired man with hair swept up into a piled peak onthe top of his head. He is wearing a dark blue (?) coat, white vest, shirt and tie. His eyes appear to be blue.
History:Probably painted in the Boston area. . On a paper inside is written "John Bannister Painted as a Betrothal Gift for his future wife Miss Stell Exhibited Newport June 1890 #73 Property Miss Sayer-Undoubtedly by Henry Williams circa 1820." In spite of the note, it is not by Henry Williams.

Exhibited Cheekwood 1992; Huntsville 1996; Gibbes 2000

Illus. Huntsville Catalog / Souther Accents, February 1992 / 13
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