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James H. Kimberly Portrait Oil Painting of Gentleman, 1835

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Attributed to James H. Kimberly (American, active 1834–1846)
Portrait of John Merriman, 1835
Oil painting on board
Attribution to verso

Little is known about James H. Kimberly except that he worked both as a portrait painter and miniaturist in New Haven, Connecticut and in New York between 1841 – 1844. He died in 1846. John Meriman was a farmer and resident of New Haven, Connecticut.


- abrasions and scratches to the frame; board does not fit to the frame, exposed right edge; paint chipping, stains, and scratches throughout, notably to the center; examined under UV light, inpainting present throughout, notably to the right shoulder and upper portion; crackle and craquelure present.


30.5" W x 35.5" H x 1.5" D

- measures the frame; sight measures 24.5" W x 29.5" H.

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