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Oil on canvas bust length portrait of a gentleman with powdered hair wearing military dress. The uniform appears to be American, Revolutionary War era. Unsigned, probably early 19th century. Molded frame with beaded edge pattern. 29-3/4" H x 24-1/2' W canvas; 33-3/4' H x 28-1/2' W framed. Brass label identifies sitter as John Parke (Jacky) Custis. Custis (1754 1781) was a Virginia planter, the son of Martha Washington and stepson of George Washington. He served in the Virginia General Assembly and as an aide-de-camp to General Washington during the siege of Yorktown. He died of camp fever in October 1781, just after Lord Cornwallis's surrender. Provenance: estate of Judge W. Dale Young, Maryville, Tenn. Condition: Creases on four sides. Blacklighting reveals inpaintiing below left eye, below medal on uniform, below sash on uniform and minor area in background.