19th c portrait of William J. Worth, period frame

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Alexandria, VA 22307
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This oil on canvas is a bust-length portrait of William J. Worth in later years, having bushy white hair, dark eyebrows, looking to left of viewer, mouth closed, wearing a dark military jacket with high black neck collar over two vertical ranks of round brass buttons, also white markings on the shoulders, 30"h x 25"w, in period goldtone molded gesso frame, 42-1/4"h x 37-1/4"w, having outer foredge of laurel leaves and berries, wide fluted cavetto medial band, beaded inner band. The canvas is in good condition, having a black stamp in the middle of which we discern only "GEO..." at the beginning. The painting has been cleaned, revarnished and remounted in the frame using modern metal bracket clip. The frame has been fully restored, including reattaching all gesso pieces and recoloring. The attached brass tag states "Bvt. Maj. Gen. Wm. J. Worth / 1794-1849". Worth fought in the war with Mexico. Fort Worth, Texas is named after him.

Pickup DetailsPickup by arrangement at 7419 Admiral Drive; Alexandria, VA 22307

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