Attributed to James Sharples Sr. (Pennsylvania/New York/England, 1752-1811) watercolor on paper miniature portrait of a gentleman in profile. The subject, painted in an oval on rectangular paper, has a full head of long brown hair and wears a blue waistcoat with gold buttons and gold cumberbund. Painted brown border. Dark stained wood frame with ripple molding, possibly original. Paper label en verso appears to contain a date of June 18, 1800 and number 437. 2 3/4" x 1 7/8" sight, 3 3/4" x 2 7/8" framed. Provenance: The collection of internationally known ragtime pianist and historian Johnny Maddox, Gallatin, TN. CONDITION: Excellent condition.
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