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AMERICAN MS ANTIQUE PORTRAIT MINIATURE 12K GOLD JAMES TOOLEY

AMERICAN MS ANTIQUE PORTRAIT MINIATURE 12K GOLD JAMES TOOLEY
Item# american-ms-antique-portrait-miniature-12k-gold-james-tool12
$2,500.00
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American Mississippi portrait miniature in 12K gold. There is hairwork on the back, and it is in the original red case. ANTIQUE AMERICAN JAMES TOOLEY JR (NATCHEZ, MISSISSIPPI) PORTRAIT MINIATURE IN A 12K GOLD TESTED FRAME WITH A LOCK OF HAIR AT THE BACK. THE MINIATURE IS IN ITS ORIGINAL BOX. THE 2 3/4" X 2 1/2" EXCLUDING THE RING AT THE TOP. JAMES TOOLEY WAS BORN IN 1816, AND DIED IN 1844. HE GAINED NATIONAL REPUTATION BEFORE THE AGE OF 28, AND PAINTED IN SUCH PLACES AS TENNESSEE, GEORGIA, NEW YORK, MISSISSIPPI, PHILADELPHIA, AND NEW ORLEANS. HE WAS BORN IN NATCHEZ, MS, AND DIED BESIDE HIS FATHER IN NEW ORLEANS IN 1844. HIS MINIATURES ARE IN THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, MERCER MUSEUM IN DOYLESTOWN, PA, AND GIBBES MUSEUM IN CHARLESTON, SC. IT IS MARKED ON THE BACK OF THE MINIATURE (SEE PHOTO). I DO NOT HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THE WOMAN HE PAINTED. IF YOU GOOGLE THE BOOK ART IN MISSISSIPPI 1720-1980, YOU WILL FIND SEVERAL PAGES OF INFORMATION ON JAMES TOOLEY.

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