National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #46
Subject/Title: Thomas, Calvin
Artist:West, William Edward or Ralph E.W. Earl*
Date Created:ca. 1850
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:31.5 x 27.5
Image Dimensions:26 x 22
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:6/3/2003
Condition:Excellent

Description:Left profile of a seated man dressed in a high collar suit and stiffly ruffled white shirt. He is seated in an elaboratly decorated green chair.
History:Purchased from a dealer from Antiques Magazine around 1980-1985.

*The work is attributed to Ralph E.W. Earl on the back, but the owners think that William Edward West was more likely the creator.
Notes:Sitter was born in Kentucky and lived in Tennessee. He moved to Arkansas where he died and alledgedly a county is named for him.

Permission to reproduce by request only.

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