|Dimensions||H-52 W-23 D-38 inches|
|Description||This is a painted plaster sculpture of man. The sculpture rests on a textile cushion and sits in green enameled cast iron chair. The plaster ia painted using many colors to depict an African American man wearing a gray hat, white shirt with up-turned wing collar, a red print tie, a yellow and red checkered vest, a black frock coat, green pants, red and yellow dotted socks, and brown shoes. The plaster is covered with a thick layer of oil paint.|
This figure was made in Boston Mass., and found by James T. Hatfield in a Charleston, W.V., drugstore in 1896. He was "so impressed with him, his likeable countenance, and his neat, although, some people might say extreme dressing, Mr. Hatfield persuaded the druggist to sell him." Hatfield displayed it in the offices of the Hatfield Coal, River Transportation and Mining Interests in Covington, Ky. It was located in the entrance foyer near a large coal-burning fireplace with cherry wood mantel. The family referred to it as "Mose." The statue was "refinished" in 1947.
James T. Hatfield founded the Hatfield Coal, River Transportation and Mining Interests at Covington, Kentucky on January 17, 1882.
|Collection||James T. Hatfield Collection|
Hatfield, John T.
|Physical Holder||Kentucky Historical Society - KHS|