National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #557
Subject/Title:
Sevier, John
Artist:Peale, James Willson
Date Created:ca. 1745-1814
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:2 x 1 5/8
Image Dimensions:NA
Materials/Media:watercolor on ivory
Date Documented:11/17/2004
Condition:Excellent

Description:Older man with elaborate uniform--gold buttons down gold border of blue coat. Golden vest over flowing white shirt with attached cravat. He wears a gray wig, has ruddy cheeks, and, although he is facing slightly left, his bright blue eyes are looking directly at the viewer.
History of Work:Frame not original. Probably done while Sevier was a Congressman 1745-1814.
Notes:Referenced in Sevier Family History p. 256 by Cora Bales Sevier & Nancy W. Madden, Washington, DC 1961

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