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Belmont Mansion - Nashville, Tennessee


Portrait #1909
Subject/Title: Acklen, Elizabeth Hunt
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:ca. 1850
Owner/Location: Belmont Mansion, 1900 Belmont Blvd. Nashville, TN 37212
Frame Dimensions:42 x 37.5
Image Dimensions:24.5 x 29.5
Materials/Media:Oil on Canvas
Date Documented:4 July 2015
Condition:Good

Description: Half length portrait. The sitter is wearing all black with a white collar and tie. She has a white lace bonnet over her hair. The left hand is resting on the arm of the chair.
History: Painting descended through the Acklen family until it returned to the Belmont Mansion collection.
Notes:Elizabeth Hunt Acklen (1787-1859) was the daughter of John Hunt the founder of Huntsville, Alabama and wife of Samuel Black Acklen. This painting was commissioned by her son Joseph A. S. Acklen and hung at his estate, Belmont.

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