A Guide to the John James Porter: Portrait Artist, 1825-1888 Document, n.d. John James Porter: Portrait Artist, 1825-1888 Document Ms2015-036

A Guide to the John James Porter: Portrait Artist, 1825-1888 Document, n.d.

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2015-036


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2015-036
Title
"John James Porter: Portrait Artist, 1825-1888" Document, n.d.
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Language
English
Abstract
"John James Porter: Portrait Artist, 1825-1888" Document is a short biographical sketch about the painter John James Porter. The item details Porter's life and several of his works currently on display in various locations.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from "John James Porter: Portrait Artist, 1825-1888" Document must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "John James Porter: Portrait Artist, 1825-1888" Document, Ms2015-036, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

"John James Porter: Portrait Artist, 1825-1888" Document was donated to Special Collections in 2004.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the "John James Porter: Portrait Artist, 1825-1888" Document was completed in July 2015.


Biographical Note

Born on August 6, 1825, in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, John James Porter attended Princeton University, concentrating on art. He then attended the New York Academy of Design and abroad in Europe. In 1854, Porter made a tour of the American South where he met and married his wife, Eliza Frances Jameson. Eliza died sometime before 1860, and Porter resumed his tour of Virginia. He later married Carrie E. Brown in 1860, and settled in Rappahannock County. During his time in the south, Porter painted portraits of many prominent Virginians, including Commodore Matthew Fontaine Maury, General Robert E. Lee, and Governor William Smith. John James Porter died June 19 ,1888, and was buried in Culpeper County.

Scope and Content

This collection contains a document titled "John James Porter: Portrait Artist, 1825-1888". The printed item, a short biographical sketch on Porter, includes photographs of seven paintings by him.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by type of material.


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Porter, John J.
  • Subjects:

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South

Contents List

Folder 1
Document, n.d.