American School, manner of John Wesley Jarvis (1780-1840), oil on canvas portrait of a gentleman identified by label en verso as William Stuart of Charles, Maryland (b. circa 1743- d. 1829). Unsigned. Extremely dark, brittle paper with illegible writing, probably information about the subject, affixed en verso. Housed in an antique but not original molded giltwood frame with egg and dart decoration. Sight – 27 1/2" H x 23 1/5" W. Framed – 35 1/2" H x 31 1/4" W. Provenance: the estate of Victor T. Patterson, Franklin, TN. Note: born in Georgia and educated at the Parsons School of Design, Victor Patterson served as a cultural representative to Russia with Dwight D. Eisenhower's "People to People" program (prior to its privatization) before moving to the Nashville, Tennessee area to pursue a career in interior design. He was associated with Bradford's for many years before starting his own business. He decorated the Tennessee Governor's Mansion and the home of several country music stars in the 1970s, and filled his home on Franklin's historic Fourth Avenue with art and antiques from his frequent travels. CONDITION: Relined. 4" H shaped area of tenting center right, at background/top of shoulder. 1/4" smudge to nose. 1/2" repaired tear/crack center right, background near collar. 4" repaired tear/crack to collar. A few scattered miniscule flakes. Frame exhibits surface wear and areas of gilding loss to some edges.
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