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Category
PAINTINGS & PRINTS
Object Name
PAINTING
Maker/Artist
Durand, John\attributed
MESDA Craftsman ID Number
10023,52642,70978
Place Made
Dinwiddie County, Virginia
Date
1770-1776
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
[Overall Ht]28 1/2″ __[Overall Wdth]23 1/4″ __[Overall Depth] __[Overall Len] __[Overall Diam] __[Other]sight measurement
Description
boy in a three-quarter pose holding a basket of apples, and standing in front of an outdoor scene (“Mansfield”), short thin ruffled collar, buttoned vest, open jacket, ruffled cuffs on shirt, dark hair over collar of shirt
Object Location
private collection
Photo Number
S-5776
Decoration
apples, outdoor scene in the background
File Location
PAINTINGS/Durand, John
History
The portrait descended in the family.
Alterations-Condition
__restored by H. Gaussman
Subjects
Thomas Atkinson __The subject was the son of Roger Atkinson and his wife, Anne Pleasants Atkinson (born at “Curles Neck Farm,” Charles City County, Virginia). He was born and lived at “Mansfield” in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, outside Petersburg, Virginia. __See also S-5779 and S-6577A for portraits of Roger Atkinson, and S-5740 and S-6577B for portraits of Anne Pleasants Atkinson. For a painting of “Manfield” see S-5776B. See Craftsman database and MESDA’s photographic files for information on the artist, John Durand. Refer to MESDA’s small Virginia cards for information on the subject, Thomas Atkinson.
Examined
Bradford L. Rauschenberg –Frank L. Horton –Edith Culpepper Potter __04/07/1976