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John Gordon was the younger brother and business partner of James Gordon of Gordonsville.
Dimensions: 50 1/4 x 40 in. (127.64 x 101.6 cm.)
The subject stands wearing a blue jacket over a white waistcoat. He is turned towards his right. His right hand holds a cane or shepherd’s crook that rests on the base of a column. His left hand rests on his hip. He appears to be standing in a portico, a column is to his right.
See: Carolyn J. Weekley, Painters and Paintings in the Early American South (2013), 248.