National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #345
Subject/Title: Unknown officer with initials "PPS"
Artist:Lovett, William 1773-1801
Date Created:ca. 1795
Owner/Location: Cheekwood Museum of Art
Nashville, TN
Frame Dimensions:NA
Image Dimensions:2 5/8" x 2 1/8"
Materials/Media:watercolor on ivory
Date Documented:2/22/2004
Condition:Excellent

Description:Frame is gilt copper engraved on back, with hair opening containing woven hair and the gold initials "PPS".

Left profile of a white-haired man in uniform. The man's hairdo is a very unusual style that ceased to be used by about 1805. The red facing on the uniform means that he was in a state militia infantry regiment.
History:Probably painted in MA.

Exhibited Cheekwood 1992; Huntsville 1996; Gibbes 2000

Illus. Huntsville catalog.
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