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John Archibald Woodside, Sr. : Profile Portrait of a Man
John Archibald Woodside, Sr. (Profile Portrait of a Man)

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Artist: John Archibald Woodside, Sr.
Title: Profile Portrait of a Man
Year: 1807
Media: Watercolor, 4 3/4 x 4 inches
Description: Signed, dated, and inscribed on reverse: "J. A. Woodside, Pinxt./Philadelphia/February 28th 1807"

John Archibald Woodside, Sr., was an ornamental sign painter whose work was greatly admired in Federal period Philadelphia; the biographer William Dunlap wrote in 1834 that he painted "signs with talent beyond many who paint in higher branches." Woodside, who is best remembered today for his fire engine panels and firemen's hats, exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1817 until 1836. At various times he worked in collaboration with his sons, John A. Woodside, Jr., and Abraham Woodside.

This watercolor is a very rare example of his signed miniature portraiture.

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Inventory: RS 5649
  
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