American school, late 18th-century oil on canvas portrait of an older man attired in a green coat and powdered wig, seated in a chair and holding a book in his right hand. Housed in a contemporary gilt frame. Sight: 23 3/4" H x 19" W. Framed: 29 1/2" H x 25 1/2" W.
Private Middle Tennessee collection.
Overall craquelure with some flaking. Two significant tears, largest 3" L. Other punctures creating paint loss. 1 scratch in left corner, 17" L. Some inpainting in upper corner and lower margin of the work, visible under UV light inspection.