American School, 18th century, oil on canvas 3/4 length portrait depicting a clergyman standing and holding a book, presumably a Bible, with a classical colonnade background. Painting is housed in a molded giltwood frame. Sight – 29 1/4″ H x 24 1/2″ W. Framed – 32 1/4″ H x 27 3/4″ W. Provenance: Collection of Wilma & Jack Murray, Knoxville, TN. CONDITION: Original canvas cut down and relined. Areas of inpainting throughout, mostly to face and hands noted under black light inspection.
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