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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
Date
1765
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 left, high forehead, wig, double chin, large nose, cravat, ruffled shirt with ruffled cuffs, left hand on book, right hand not showing, jacket
Object Location
private collection
Photo Number
S-10302
File Location
PAINTINGS/Hesselius, John
History
descended in the family
Alterations-Condition
__ __greatly restored __ __See pre-restoration photo.
Sign/Marks
__”AE43 1765″
Subjects
George Johnston born circa 1722-d. by 1767 __The subject was of the Belhaven area of Fairfax County, Virginia. His land adjoined the Lee family plantation, “Arlington.” He was a lawyer, member of House of Burgesses 1750-1765, and member of Council of Alexandria, Virginia, 1750. __See Craftsman Database and MESDA’s photographic files for information on the artist, John Hesselius. See MESDA’s small Virginia cards for more information on the subject, George Johnston. Also see S-10303 for his second wife, Sarah McCartney Johnston, and S-10304 for his son, George Johnston, Jr.
Examined
Bradford L. Rauschenberg –Olivia Evans Alison –Bradford L. Rauschenberg __05/07/1980