The plaque is misspelled and the name should be Dury, without an R. Condition: The painting is in very good condition, with a small 1/2 area of paint loss on the right side of the sitter's hair, and the usual aging conditions. There are three or four small repairs to the back of the canvas. The Neoclassical American gilt frame having some gesso loss, most noticeably 1 along the right middle side of the frame.
Size: Sight: 24 1/2" w 29 1/2" t Frame: 39 1/2" tall x 34 1/2" w Frame is approximately 5 1/2 wide. From Wikipedia: George Dury was a Bavarian/American portrait painter who emigrated to the United States and settled in Nashville, TN.
He was trained as an artist in Munich; the king, Ludwig I of Bavaria, became his patron. In 1849, he emigrated to the United States and set up a studio in Nashville, where he taught painting.
Notable people he painted were Abraham Lincoln, William Walker and Robert E. Lee, which are housed in the Tennessee State Museum. Dury was also commissioned to copy First Lady Sarah Childress Polk's portrait, originally painted by George Peter Alexander Healy for the White House.
He died in Nashville in 1894. The item "Large Antique Portrait Painting Gilt Wood Frame by George Dury Circa 1850s" is in sale since Thursday, April 26, 2018. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "moontymes" and is located in Brentwood, Tennessee.This item can be shipped to United States.