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PAINTING

Category
PAINTINGS & PRINTS
Object Name
PAINTING
Maker/Artist
Hesselius, John\1728-1778\attributed
MESDA Craftsman ID Number
16302,16303
Place Made
Virginia
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
[Overall Ht]30 ” __[Overall Wdth]25″ __[Overall Depth] __[Overall Len] __[Overall Diam] __[Other]actual measurement
Description
portrait of a man in a three-quarter pose facing right, high forehead, cravat, ruffled shirt with ruffled cuffs, left hand on book, right hand on hip, waistcoat, unbuttoned jacket, oversized cuffs on jacket
Object Location
private collection
Photo Number
S-10304
File Location
PAINTINGS/Hesselius, John
History
descended in the family
Subjects
George Johnston, Jr. __The subject was the son of George and Sarah McCartney Johnston of Belhaven, Fairfax County, Virginia. He was an aide- de- camp to George Washington and died at Valley Forge at age 22 (unmarried). __See Craftsman Database and MESDA’s photographic files for information on the artist, John Hesselius. Also see S-10302 and S-10303 for the subject’s parents.
Examined
Bradford L. Rauschenberg –Olivia Evans Alison –Bradford L. Rauschenberg __05/07/1980