Toole, John, b. 1815 d. 1860
Painter, Miniature painter, Portrait painter
Active in Va.
Collection size: 34 items (on partial microfilm reel)
Collection Summary: Lists of Toole's paintings with dimensions; genealogical notes about family sitters; a note regarding Toole's painting (author unknown), 1959; and photographs of his paintings at an exhibition of his works at the Bayly Museum, University of Virginia.
Biographical/Historical Note: Itinerant painter, portraitist, miniature painter; Piedmont, Va. Was an Irish immigrant to Virginia and a self-taught painter. Worked during the ante-bellum period.
Lent for microfiling in 1983 by Mrs. Woodruff Weaver, great granddaughter in-law of Toole.