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Thomas Lownds (1762-1825)
Maker not marked
USA: New York, New York City (probably)
Oil on board
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; 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 wood 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.

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