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Tennessee State Museum
Record No:
1.811
Subject: Armstrong, General Robert
Artist: Dury, George.  
Date: Unknown.
Media: Oil on canvas.
Dimensions: 39 X 31.50.
Location: TN State Museum
505 Deaderick Street.
Nashville, TN 37243
Web Contact: TN State Museum

History:

Older, wide-haired Caucasian male, in a black suit, white shirt and black tie. He is seated in a red arm chair with his left hand holding a pair of eyeglasses. Both elbows are resting on the chair arms. A classical column shaft and base are visible to the viewer's right. The hands are very loosely painted.
Notes: Subject was born in Abingdon, Va. He came to Knox County, TN in 1812. He commanded the Tennessee Volunteers in the Seminole campaign and served on Andrew Jackson's staff. In 1836, he ran for Governor of TN against Whig party candidate Newton Cannon.  CLICK HERE to see article written about General Armstrong in the July 1919 issue of the Tennessee Historical Magazine.

Categories: Portrait paintings; Men; Military; Government
   

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