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Belmont Mansion - Nashville, Tennessee


Portrait #1099
Subject/Title:
Franklin, Isaac
[1789-1846]
Artist:Avent, Mayna Treanor
[1868-1959]
Date Created:ca. 1940
Owner/Location:Belmont Mansion
1900 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37212
615-460-5459
Frame Dimensions:48" x 41"
Image Dimensions:35.5" x 28.5"
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:3 March 2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Subject is seated in a red armchair and facing slightly left with his eyes directly looking at the viewer. He has dark hair, sideburns, and dark arched eyebrows. His right hand is holding the end of the chair's arm, and his left is only partially visible and is resting in his lap. His dark coat is open to reveal a white satin or brocade vest, white high-collared shirt, and black cravat.
History of Work:Copy of a Ralph E. W. Earl portrait ca 1839. This copy was commission by Ellen Stockes Wemyss to hang in the front Parlor of Fairvue until her death in 2001.
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