I got a phone call asking about this portrait by Thomas Hardy of William Augustus Bowles. The message was on my answering machine when I got home. I was unable to reach the party, so maybe they will call tomorrow, or read this blog.
On April 11th, 2007 01:08 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
This painting is now owed by the National Trust in Great Britain. It hangs at Upton House, near Banbury on the Oxfordshire/Worcestershire border.
It was purchased by the chairman of Shell Oil for his extensive art collection and then bequeathed for the National Trust.
If you would like to see a colour version of the painting I have a jpeg of it.
Please email - Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let me apologize for not writing back sooner.
I would love to see a color copy of the painting.
The curator I talked with at the National Archives in Washington said that the painting looks beautiful.
The copy that I posted was in a book on Seminole history from a photo by Mark Boyd, who was active in the Florida Historical Society back in the 1950s.
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