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Portrait of James Thurlow Newbury, ca. 1830, place unknown
Posted by: William Pease (ID *****9765) Date: February 16, 2012 at 10:00:31
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The Catalog for Sotheby's auction sale 5905 that took place on 14 Oct. 1989 pictures as item 119 a fine, bright pastel portrait of James Thurlow Newbury, painted ca. 1830, place unknown but certainly 19th century America. The distinctive middle name of Thurlow alone might give descendants a good clue about exactly who and where he was. Interestingly, the description of the portrait in the catalog is thus: Gentleman in patterned frock coat, yellow vest, white stock [i.e, shirt], black tie with coral stick pin: a portrait of a dandy James Thurlow Newbury--perhaps because of the flamboyant style of his clothes and manner.

His apparent newly receding hairline but quite young-adult facial appearance would lead me and my wife both to judge him to be about 30 years old in this painting, making him having been born close to 1800.

No other genealogical information is given about this person in the
catalog entry.

This fine portrait should be made known to the Newbury family. I am scanning it in case any members of the family might like a copy freely by email. Someone in the Newbury family who knows of this gentleman or believes he might be in their family line ought to have it--it is too good to be missed by the family.

My email address can be found by clicking on my underlined name above. Please respond by EMAILING ME DIRECTLY and NOT by posting a reply on this genforum site, which I might not see. Please note that there is a period between my first & last name & between the two parts of the last part of my email address.

If it were a portrait of a "dandy" Pease gentleman of the time in my family, I'd certainly want someone to do the same for me.

Bill Pease, Lancaster, PA

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