Jouett, Matthew Harris – American Artist – Kentucky

Asa Park portrait painting of the Marquis de Lafayette

p4A ItemID E8967535
Oil on canvas painting attributed to Aaron Houghton Corwin, 1811, portrait, of Major General Richard Gentry

p4A ItemID E8904214
Attributed to Thomas Jefferson Wright, an oil on canvas painting, Portrait of a Lady, circa 1845, unsigned

p4A ItemID E8863508
Matthew Harris Jouett, Portrait of Colonel William Allen Trimble (1786-1821), oil on wooden panel, unsigned

p4A ItemID F7954038

Matthew Harris Jouett (American, Kentucky, 1788 to 1827)

Matthew Harris Jouett, who was born in what is now Mercer County, Kentucky, has long been regarded as the most noted portrait painter in the ante-bellum South. After studying at Transylvania University, he spent four months in 1816 studying with Gilbert Stuart in Boston. Much admired by his mentor, Jouett returned to the South where he painted 300 portraits, very few with a landscape.

Information courtesy of Skinner Inc., June 2009.


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