National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #391
Subject/Title: Webb, Alexander Russell W128
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:ca. 1830
Owner/Location:Cheekwood Museum of Art
Nashville, TN
Frame Dimensions:NA
Image Dimensions:2 x 1.5
Materials/Media:watercolor on ivory
Date Documented:
Condition:Good

Description: Oval bust-length slightly right profile of a young man with a beard sans moustache, although there is a shadowy hint of moustache. His light brown hair is parted on his left and is combed forward and down into a soft wave pointing down toward his right eye. His forehead is high as his hair is receding. His eyes are large, wide set, and blue. He is wearing a black coat and tie, and a gold stickpin is visible on his white shirt.
History:Exhibited Huntsville 1996; Gibbes 2000

Possibly attributed to Shaver

Probably painted in E. Tennessee where it was purchased at a Scruggs family estate sale.
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