National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Uncle Alfred from the Hermitage
36 x 24
oil on canvas
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.
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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