Attributed to Washington Cooper, oval oil on canvas bust length portrait of a bearded, dark haired gentleman with hazel eyes, black coat and tie, and gold tie pin. Unsigned. Housed in a molded giltwood frame with oval opening. 19" x 15" sight, 29" x 24 1/2" framed. Circa 1860. Provenance: Middle Tennessee estate, believed to have been found in the Gallatin, Tennessee area. CONDITION: Original canvas has craquelure and a few miniscule scattered chips, primarily to suit area (one in beard). Inpainting to sitters face (see black light photo). Some light scattered bloom to lower edge of canvas. One 1/16" accretion to lower left background. Spandrels of frame have been regilt and frame has several chips and abrasions.
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