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Oval watercolor on paper portrait of a mid-19th century gentleman, possibly a painted photograph. Subject is identified by label on back as " John Sevier, grandfather of Mrs. __ LaMalta." John Sevier (1815-1867) was the son of Dr. Samuel Sevier, and the grandson of Tennessee's first governor, John Sevier. He is listed in the 1860 census as a 50 year old merchant living in Memphis. En verso is a faint photographic image of another man with moustache and an impressed mark reading "Compliments of Webster's Gallery, __ville Ky," and a pencil inscription "Mrs. Sevier." Image 7-1/2" x 6", framed 14-1/2" x 12-1/2". Circa 1860. Condition: Removed from frame. Mat torn, backing papers deteriorated. Some small light spots on subject's coat, painted image in very good condition overall.