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Object ID # 1958.001.003
Object Name Painting
Other Name Portrait
Title Portrait of Mrs. George Jackson
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Year Range from 1829
Year Range to 1851
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Oil on canvas portrait of Susan Jackson (d. 1885) of Durham, Ontario. The subject is posed seated in a green/black dress and is shown from the thighs upward. The sleeves are large, with a plain, tight style on the forearm. Her right hand is bared and displays three rings. She is wearting a wide belt (with something bright tucked into it). A jewelry pin tops her bodice, and a lace shawl rests on her shoulders. She is a brunette with blue eyes. Her face and hair observed are quite detailed. She has a white bonnet with pink floral decoration. The background is dark with a red drapery effect.
Provenance The subject of the painting is Susan Jackson (nee ______). The artist and year painted are unknown. She seems to be relatively young in the portrait, so likely painted between the time her husband, George Jackson, was 20 years of age (1829) and 40 years of age (1851).

Passed to David Jackson (a grandson) who inherited the Jackson property.

Passed to his only child, Christine Seymour of Durham (1958), and later, California. George and Susan Jackson were her great uncle and aunt.

Collection Fine Art Collection
Material Canvas/Wood/Oil Paints/Varnish
Dimensions H-30.3 W-25.4 D-1.3 cm
Found Durham, Municipality of West Grey, Grey County
People Jackson, George
Subjects Folk art
Portrait paintings