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Object ID # 1958.001.002
Object Name Painting
Other Name Portrait
Title Portrait of George Jackson (b. 1809-d. 1885)
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Year Range from 1829
Year Range to 1850
Artist Unknown
Made Unknown
Description Oil portrait on canvas of George Jackson, once a Crown Land Agent at Durham, Ontario in 1848 and in 1854, an MP. There is a dark background, with a red drapery effect. The subject is portrayed seated from the thighs upward with black hair and muttonchop whiskers. He has brown eyes. His collar and cravat are black, and he is wearing a dark coat. His face, white shirt front and hand are seemingly illuminated against the contrast of the dark background.
Makers mark None seen
Provenance The subject of the painting is George Jackson. Unfortunately, no record was kept of who the artist was, or the year it was painted. He seems to be relatively young in the portrait, so likely painted between the time when he 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/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 Town of Durham
Folk art
Portrait paintings