National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #211
Subject/Title: Unknown religious figures
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:unknown
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:79 x 38
Image Dimensions:67 x 26
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:1/31/2004
Condition:Good

Description:Horizontal tableau of seven men in various forms of clerical clothing. The two central figures are contrasted by their clothing. The bishop-like man center left is dressed in finery, including a crown-like cap, and the central figure on the right is dressed in simple Franciscan robes and holds a flag.
History:Story accompanying work is that it was found rolled on the body of a dead sailor, who had presumably stolen it for money. Joseph Acklen, the owner's great-grandfather bought it in New Orleans.
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