English School, circa 1800, oil on canvas, portrait of a young red-haired officer in red coat, holding his plumed hat in one hand and sword in the other; a hilltop town is visible in the background with black storm clouds billowing overhead. Unsigned. Giltwood molded frame. Sight – 29 1/2" H x 24 1/2" W. Framed – 42 1/4" H x 32 1/4" W. Provenance: Estate of Dr. Kirkland Wiley Todd, Nashville, Tennessee. According to oral history, the portrait was painted in India in the late 18th/early 19th century. CONDITION: Professionally restored and lined, with some fine infill to craquelure on face. 1" line of paint loss to lower right edge, near frame. General light craquelure. Frame is newer and has scattered small losses.
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