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PAINTING

Category
PAINTINGS & PRINTS
Object Name
PAINTING
Maker/Artist
Seeman, Enoch
MESDA Craftsman ID Number
84012
Place Made
London, England
Date
ca 1720
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
[Overall Ht]unknown __[Overall Wdth]unknown
Description
Typical colonial portrait of a man with a powdered wig. He is wearing a rust-colored jacket with brass buttons, white stock tied at neck, white ruffles showing at ends of sleeves. He is holding architectural drawings in both hands. Background is rust-colored.
Object Location
private collection
Photo Number
NN-2296
File Location
PAINTINGS/Seeman, Enoch
History
by descent in the family through the late nineteenth century, to the Norton Collection, thence by sale to The House of Peters, New York City, thence by sale, 1939, to Kate Burrell (Mrs. E. Victor) Williams, the subject’s great great granddaughter; to her daughter, thence to her granddaughter, the current owner
Subjects
Henry Willis/16912-1740
__ __The subject was a master builder in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. He was born in Gloucester County to one of the wealthiest early land-holding families in the Tidewater. He was appointed a trustee for the new town of Fredericksburg and is widely recognized as the key figure and most active champion in the town’s early development. He was married three times and fathered 19 children.
Examined
Not Examined by MESDA