William Hudson, Jr

United States (17871861 ) - Artworks
HUDSON, JR William Portrait Of A Gentleman
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William Hudson, Jr - Portrait Of A Gentleman

William Hudson, Jr - Portrait Of A Gentleman

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William Hudson, Jr. American, 1787- circa 1861 Portrait of a Gentleman , 1817 Signed Hudson and dated 1817 (ll) Watercolor on ivory Sight 2 3/4 x 2 inches Provenance: Mrs. Pannill Rucker, Jr. William Hudson worked in Virginia prior to relocating to Boston,where he maintained a studio from 1829-1856. Two other miniaturesfrom his early career have been documented, one a likeness of agentleman dating from 1818, included in the Manney Collection ofThe Metropolitan Museum of Art. The other, a portrait of EdwardCunningham by Hudson was depicted in Makers of Richmond,1737-1860 , [Valentine Museum, 1949, no. 40, p. 54.] Althoughthe identity of the subject of this appealing portrait is notknown, he may also have been a Virginia resident. The miniaturecomes from the collection of Mrs. Pennill Rucker, Jr.; the Ruckerfamily homestead was in Martinsville, Virginia, about 150 milessouthwest of Richmond. Hudson appears to have eventually abandonedminiature painting in favor of portraits in oil andlandscapes. Estimate $1,000-1,500 Not examined out of frame. Fine condition, fresh color, slightwarping of ivory.
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