Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
Watercolor, black ink, graphite, and white gouache on card, with adhered etiquette
Overall: 9 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. ( 24.1 x 34.3 cm )
Inscribed and signed by sitter at lower left on adhered etiquette with partial stamp […ngton…]; at lower left on etiquette in brown ink: "free[?] / Th. Jefferson Pr. US."; at lower right of center in graphite: "T. JEFFERSON. Painted by R. Field."; backing of old frame inscribed in black ink: "R. Field. The Artist. / London, England. To Charles Chauncey -- Atty at Law. / Philada Pa. U.S.A. / Charles Chauncey / to Thomas S. Mitchell / Philada. / Thomas S. Mitchell / to Thomas J. Miles. / Philadelphia. / Thomas Jefferson Miles / To Colonel Thomas Carswell Miles -- (his son) / Colonel Miles / To General J. Fred Pierson"
This unfinished sketch was painted in Philadelphia about the time Jefferson became vice-president under John Adams.
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
Charles Chauncey, Philadelphia; Thomas S. Mitchell, Philadelphia; Thomas Jefferson Miles, Philadelphia, 1877; Colonel Thomas Carswell Miles; General J. Fred Pierson, sold 1923
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