National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #311
Subject/Title: Unknown Gentleman W81
Artist:Duval, Ambrose before 1790-after 1835
Date Created:ca. 1803
Owner/Location:Cheekwood Museum of Art
Nashville, TN
Frame Dimensions:NA
Image Dimensions:2 1/2" x 1 7/8"
Materials/Media:watercolor on ivory
Date Documented:2/22/2004
Condition:Excellent

Description:Frame is modern gold plated on copper.

Oval of a man with thin reddish hair combed down and forward into twin peaks. His sideburns are trimmed to slightly below his ear lobes. His large eyes are blue and his is dressed in a blue jacket with 4 brass buttons visible and a white shirt and tie.
History:Duval arrived in New Orleans, probably from France, in 1803, and based on the gentleman's costume, this appears to date from around that time. It was painted in New Orleans.

Exhibited Huntsville 1996; Gibbes 2000

Illus. Huntsville catalog
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