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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
Oil paintings
Portrait paintings
Search Terms Woodford County (Ky.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS