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Belmont Mansion - Nashville, Tennessee


Portrait #2000
Subject/Title:
Franklin, Isaac
[1789-1846]
Artist:Cooper, Washington
Date Created:1844 or 1845
Owner/Location:Belmont Mansion
1900 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37212
615-460-5459
Frame Dimensions:45" x 37.5"
Image Dimensions:35" x 28.5"
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:3 March 2008
Condition:Good

Description:Waist length portrait of Isaac Franklin seated with right hand resting on chair and left folded in his lap. He is wearing a dark suit and vest, white shirt, and black tie and is gazing directly at the viewer.
History of Work:This is one of two paintings of Isaac Franklin listed in Washington Cooper's journal. This painting descended throught the family of Isaac Franklin's brother William Franklin.
Notes:The portrait was featured in the Spring 2007 Belmont Mansion Association Newsletter, which describes its accidental discovery by the Mansion's Executive Director in an Alabama antique shop--purchased from someone in Mississippi. It now is home again at Belmont Mansion.

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