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Tennessee State Museum
Record No:
76.188
Subject: Shackelford, Sabina Metcalf
Artist: Shackelford, William Stamps  
Date: 1857
Media: Oil on canvas.
Dimensions: 34 X 26.75
Location: TN State Museum
505 Deaderick Street.
Nashville, TN 37243
Web Contact: TN State Museum

Description:

This painting is a three-quarter figure portrait of a woman in her middle years, with dark hair, center-parted, a slight smile on her face, and looking outward at the viewer. She wears a white lace jabot pinned with a gold edged black cross. The jabot is under a V-necked black dress.
History: The back of the canvas reads Painted by W. S. Shackelford, 1857. This painting is a companion to 76.187. William Stamps Shackelford Jr. [the artist] is the subject's brother.
Notes: Sabina Metcalfe Shackelford [born: 16 May 1814] is the daughter of Colonel William Stamps Shackelford Sr. and his wife, Sabina Metcalfe. She married her cousin James Orville Shackelford.

Colonel William Stamps Shackelford Sr. is the son of James B. Shackelford and his second wife, Mary Stamps.

Sabina Metcalfe [wife of Colonel Shackelford] is the daughter of Charles Metcalfe and his first wife, believed to be Elizabeth Wright.

Charles Metcalfe is the eldest son of Captain John Metcalfe and his first wife, Sabina Farrow. Governor Thomas Metcalfe of Kentucky is the son of Captain John Metcalfe and his third wife, Rhoda Dent.

Richard Chilton Metcalfe Jr. (the provider of this genealogical information) is a descendant of John Metcalfe Jr. and his wife, Amelia Shackelford.  John is the younger brother of Charles Metcalfe [as mentioned above] and Amelia [his wife] is the sister of Colonel William Stamps Shackelford Sr.

 

Categories: Portrait paintings; Women.
   

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