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Large Scale Pastel Portrait with Watercolor Details of James Sterling
Catalog#: Summer/Autumn 2007
Artist: American School 
Category: Paintings - American
Height: 36.5 inches inches
Width: 30.75 inches inches
A large scale pastel portrait with watercolor details of James Sterling, the son of Dr. Ann Jackson Buckner Sterling, with his pet poodle in a vibrantly colored, flower-filled, garden setting. James, born in New Orleans in 1838, was the eldest son of an early woman doctor, whose portrait is included with that of her son. This portrait was probably executed in either New Orleans or in Savannah, where his twin siblings were born in 1844. The pictures are composed of sheets of paper, with strips added by the artist to enlarge them, mounted on stretched canvas. Both paintings are in their original frames and bear fragments of a Jacksonville, Florida newspaper that is dated 1877, the family having moved to an area known as Brooklyn, Florida shortly after the Civil War. The paintings hung in a family home in that city until 1967 and have since descended in the family. Circa 1840. framed dimensions 36-1/2" x 30-3/4".

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