John Paul Jones
Watercolor on deerskin
Overall: 2 1/8 x 2 1/8 in. ( 5.4 x 5.4 cm )
Inscribed in watercolor [?] at left: "1776 JT"; and at bottom left "1776 / JT"
Portrait of John Paul Jones, after an ivory miniature by the Countess de Bourbon de la Vendahl, done after an ivory miniature by the Countess's teacher, the Dutch artist Van der Huydt.
Purchased by father of Donor for $5 at the auction at the American Art Galleries, NYC, March 20 1896, from the collection of Ed. Frossard, called the Trumbull Rvolutionary Gallery. Frossard forged Trumbull's intials on minatures and portraits which were believed to come from Alonzo Chappell's studio.
Gift of Colonel James Barnes
Ex - Captian John Sanford Barnes Collection
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