William Smith Jewett
"I Know That My Redeemer Liveth", 1864
oil on canvas
signed, dated and titled en verso exposed area of original canvas.
Presented in an elaborate, period gesso and giltwood frame with oval aperture.
36" x 29", framed 50" x 42"
Provenance: Estate of Dr. Carroll Ball, Jackson, Mississippi.
Notes: From The Book of Job 19:25 --
"For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth".
Previously cleaned and relined, craquelure pattern visible, small areas of paint loss and active flaking of
paint lower mid-center/right (dress by arm), surface abrasions by edges from contact with frame. Small
areas of inpainting upper center (cheeks and forehead), area of inpainting lower center (chest), areas of
inpainting lower mid-center right (dress) and along lower right edge. Frame with surface marks, nicks,
cracks and abrasions, and small losses along edges.