National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #317
Subject/Title: Wittney, John
Artist:Field, Robert 1770-1819
Date Created:ca. 1805-1808
Owner/Location:Cheekwood Museum of Art
Nashville, TN
Frame Dimensions:NA
Image Dimensions:3 1/4" x 2 5/8"
Materials/Media:watercolor on ivory
Date Documented:2/22/2004
Condition:Excellent

Description:Frame is plain gold on copper; back completely filled with glass (replaced by Wiebold) with original silvered, patterned copper and tinned foil.

Oval of an older heavy-set man with pink cheeks, wearing a blue jacket and tan vest.
History:Painted in Boston. Has the number 57 painted into a tiny oval at lower right--this is original. Paper inside that appears to be contemporary with the miniature has written on it in ink ""John Wittney/Boston/With love to/my wife, Mary."

Exhibited Gibbes 2000.
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