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Portrait of Rudolf Christ

Maker Unknown
Place Made:
Probably painted in North Carolina or Pennsylvania North Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
1780-1800 C.
oil on canvas
__HOA: 11″ __ __WOA: 8″
Accession Number:
Oil on canvas ( or possibly tempora) portrait thought to be Rudolf Christ (1750-1833) by unknown artist. Painted either in North Carolina or Pennsylvania, it descended in the Christ family. Subject is wearing a brown waistcoat and a white neckerchief. Subject has brown eyes, full cheeks, and a deeply pointed widow’s peak at his hairline. Frame is early and may be original.
Descended in the Christ/ Keehln family

Christ was a master potter in Bethabra from 1786 to 1789 and in Salem from between 1789 and 1821. He is the father of Jacob Rudolf Crist. HOA: 11″; WOA: 8″

Credit Line:
Gift of Claire Blackwell