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Object Name Portrait
Title Nathanial Hart III Portrait
Catalog Number 1977.21
Creator Unknown (attributted to Bush)
Date ca. 1842
Material(s) Canvas
Dimensions H-30 W-25.125 D-0.75 inches
Description This is an oval bust portrait depicting Nathanial Hart, III. The portrait shows an older gentleman with curly brown hair and tired brown eyes. He is wearing a black suit with a white dress shirt and a black bow tie. He has been painted in a dark brown background. There is a section of red color occuring along the lower left edge. This might indicate a cloth or curtian opening.
Notes Nathaniel Hart, III, (born between 1780 and 1790 and died in Woodford, County between 1850-55.) He was the son of Nathaniel Hart, Jr. and Susana Preston Hart. He was also the brother of Mrs. Isaac Shelby as well as the grandson of Captain Nathaniel Gray Hart, a tragic war hero from the River Raisin Massacre.

The file indicates that the painting has been attributed to Joseph H. Bush (1794-1865).
Collection The Estate of Mr. Hart G. Foster Collection
People Hart family
Hart, Nathaniel
Subjects Art
Men
Oil paintings
Painting
Paintings
Portrait paintings
Portraits
Search Terms Woodford County (Ky.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS