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Author/Artist Anonymous, American School, Virginia, 1701-1750.
Title Portrait said to represent Mrs. Thomas Nelson (Margaret Reade).
Description Graphic reproduction(s) with documentation of a painting.
Dimensions/Medium oil on canvas.
Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Frick Photoarchive Items  American School, Virginia (1701-1750) 122-6e    DIGITIZED
Provenance The portrait hung in the historic "Nelosn House" at Yorktown, the home of the subject's descendants, until it was removed, for safe keeping during the Civil War, to Richmond, Virginia, by William Nelson IV. It was returned to "Nelson House" after the war;
after the death of William Nelson IV, the portrait passed to his sister, Mrs. Corbin W. Mercer (Fannie Burwell Nelson) (she deposited in the Virginia State Library, Richmond, where it remained for years);
sold by her, ca. 1927, to her cousin, Mrs. Thomas Nelson Carter (Agnes Atkinson Mayo), a descendant of the subject;
her daughter, Mrs. Douglas Crocker (Isabel Carter), Fitchburg, Massachsuetts.
Current repository Mrs. Douglas Crocker, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, United States, private.
Attribution history Formerly attributed to Robert Feke; attributed to John Wollaston or John Hesselius.
Images Photograph, unidentified photographic source Purchase, Clarke County Historical Association, Berryville, Virginia (negative owned by Mrs. Douglas Crocker), through E.K. Meade.
Digital image, 3107100151180_001.tif (image).
Digital image, 3107100151180_002.tif (image).
Digital image, 3107100151180_003.tif (documentation).
Digital image, 3107100151180_004.tif (documentation).
Sources Information from Frick Art Reference Library Photoarchive.
LC subject Anonymous, American School, Virginia, 1701-1750.
Feke, Robert, approximately 1705-1750.
Wollaston, John, 1710-1775?
Hesselius, John, 1728-1778.
Nelson, Margaret Reade, -after 1721.
Art, American.
Other subject Portraits: Women: With hands: Head to left.
Genre/Form Reproductions.
American School.
Paintings (visual works)
Other author Feke, Robert, approximately 1705-1750, attributed to, former attribution.
Wollaston, John, 1710-1775?, attributed to, alternate attribution.
Hesselius, John, 1728-1778, attributed to, alternate attribution.
Related corporate bodies Frick Art Reference Library.
Private collection Mrs. Douglas Crocker, art collection.
Frick artist name form American School, Virginia (1701-1750).

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