Oil on canvas portrait painting of a Tennessee gentleman, depicted as a young man, attired in a 19th century black suit. Housed in a gilt frame with a carved foliate oval opening and rectangular surround with extended corners and applied foliate elements. Geo. F. Muth Company, Washington, DC label en verso on stretcher. Sight – 25 1/2" H x 21" W. Framed – 36" H x 30 1/2" W. 1st half 19th century. Provenance: The Estate of Charles Boyd Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN, by descent from Lewis Minor Coleman and his wife, Mary Ambler Marshall Coleman (daughter of James K. Marshall and granddaughter of U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Marshall (1755-1835); their son, Lewis M. Coleman Jr. was related to the family of U.S. War Secretary Major General Henry Dearborn (1751-1829) by his marriage to Julia Wingate Boyd, daughter of Annette Maria Dearborn Boyd. Annette was the daughter of Greenleaf Dearborn (1786-1846) and his wife Pamela August Gilman (1802-1880) and was the great- granddaughter of Gen. Dearborn on her mother's side. CONDITION: Some cleaning to face and minor scattered inpainting to face detected under blacklight examination. Canvas relined and not centered in frame. Later added gilt paint to frame.
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