Alexander Tunstall
Date ca. 1835
Dimensions Overall: 30 x 25 x 3/4 in. (76.2 x 63.5 x 1.9 cm) Overall, Frame: 37 1/2 x 32 1/2 x 3 in. (95.3 x 82.6 x 7.6 cm)
Medium Oil on canvas
Credit Line Anonymous Gift
Description Oil on canvass of a clean-shaven man with neatly combed dark brown or black hair and heavy eyebrows wearing white high color shirt with a large black cravat and a black coat with a wide lapel, solid gray background.
Exhibition History"The Norfolk Rooms," Willoughby-Baylor House, Norfolk, VA, opened August 16, 2014.
Published ReferencesWhit Morris, _The First Tunstalls in Virginia and Some of their Descendants_ (San Antonio: The Clegg Co., 1950), 80 - 81,121-123, 180 -181.
Provenance Mrs. Graham [inherited by her late husband and direct descendant of Alexander Tunstall]; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA, Anonymous Gift, 2005
Object Label Alexander Tunstall, ca. 1835 American Oil on canvas One of Norfolk’s leading citizens in the early 1800s, Alexander Tunstall (1787–1868) worked as a merchant until about 1833, and then served for approximately 30 years as the cashier of the Farmers’ Bank. He was also treasurer of Norfolk Academy, whose 1840 Greek Revival building, designed by architect Thomas Ustick Walter, still stands in this neighborhood. Tunstall’s wife was a member of the Baylor family, for whom this house is named. Anonymous gift 2005.23.1
Object Number 2005.23.1