National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #750
Subject/Title:
Uncle Alfred from the Hermitage
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:ca. 1885-1890
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:NA
Image Dimensions:36 x 24
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:12/6/2005
Condition:Fair

Description:Unfinished nearly full-length seated portrait of an African American man with grey hair holding a walking stick in his left hand. The background is red.
History of Work:Bought ca. 1960 from the subject's family at a price they set of $25.00. Restored by Ned Crouch.
Notes:Subject was a Hermitage house servant who lived there until 1901. He was the first tour guide of the home after the Jackson descendants departed it.

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