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Thomas Lownds (1762-1825)
Maker not marked
USA: New York, New York City (probably)
Oil on wooden panel
board: 30"h x 25-3/4"w; frame: 35-1/2"h x 31"w x 2-3/4"d
Museum Purchase in Memory of Charles Gordon Lambert and through the Generosity of the Augusta Masonic Bodies

Half-length portrait painting of a clean-shaven man with greying hair parted in the middle; oil paint onf wooden panel; he wears a black coat and a white cravat and his right hand rests atop a brown cane. Behind him is a draped red curtain (PR side of painting) and a tan column (PL side). Gold-painted wooded frame has rectangular, gold-colored metal plaque affixed it at bottom edge of painting; it bears the text "THOMAS LOWNDS / JULY 30, 1762 - DECEMBER 14, 1825". Reverse coated with dark brown wood stain; it has an "L" (possibly) scratched into lower center of backing board, and an area at top center where brown stain is scratched or rubbed away.

See blog post, Mar. 22, 2022, https://nationalheritagemuseum.typepad.com/library_and_archives/2022/03/new-to-the-collection-portrait-of-thomas-lownds-1762-1825.html

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