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Portrait #1920
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Subject/Title: Campbell,Brig. Gen. Alexander William
1828-1893
Artist: Either Cooper, Washington Bogart (1802-1889) or Cooper, William Brown (1811-1900)
Date Created: ca. 1855-1860
Owner/Location: Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:
Image Dimensions: Oval 25 x 30 in.
Materials/Media: Oil on Canvas
Date Documented:22 September 2016
Condition:Excellent

Description: Portrait of Brig. Gen. Alexander William Campbell
History:Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Tarwater, J. L., Mrs., Harriman, Tennessee McWhirter, Eloise E., Tuscaloosa, Alabama Nelson, David, Dr., Polk, Sandra, Nashville, Tennessee
Notes:

Born in Nashville, the son of John Wesley Campbell and Jane (Porter) Campbell of Jackson County, Tennessee. In 1852 he married Anne Dixon Allen, the daughter of Tillman Dixon Allen and Louisa (Gibbs) Allen. He was a lawyer, U.S. district attorney from 1854-1860, member of Constitutional Convention of 1870, and Brig. General in the Confederate Army. He died on June 13, 1893 in Jackson, Tennessee. This painting, which is a companion to the portrait of Mrs. Alexander William Campbell (IAP record number: 81770064), was formerly attributed to an unknown artist.

The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.

 

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