Wright, James Henry - portrait of a man
Although this miniature portrait of an unknown man is clearly signed "J H W 1836" in red on the left, until recently the artist had not been identified.
This was despite going through on a line by line basis, all the 40 pages totalling over 3000 miniature painters recorded in Blattel whose names begin with "W".
However, a kind visitor has now advised that the artist is James Henry Wright (1813-1887) who worked in New Orleans and the southern United States.
Miniatures by this artist are very rare and so this is an important miniature for reference purposes. The size is 55mm x 46mm. 297
Posted by Don Shelton at 6:10 PM