John Paul Jones

John Paul Jones
Title
John Paul Jones
Date 
ca. 1896
Medium 
Watercolor on deerskin
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 1/8 x 2 1/8 in. ( 5.4 x 5.4 cm )
Description 
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Colonel James Barnes
Object Number 
1933.247
Inscriptions 
Inscribed in watercolor [?] at left: "1776 JT"; and at bottom left "1776 / JT"
Gallery Label 
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.
Provenance 
Ex - Captian John Sanford Barnes Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group