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Tennessee Portrait Project

Portrait #292
Subject/Title: Gardner,
Robert H.
Artist:Hankins, Cornelius
Date Created:1901
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:36 x 30
Image Dimensions:29 x 25
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:12/8/2003
Condition:Excellent

Description:Older man with silver hair cut above his ears. A lock on his high forehead is separated from the body of his hair. He has a silver moustache and beard. Dark circles under his eyes are readily seen. His is dressed in black coat, tie, and vest. His shirt is white with 3 buttons visible.  The background is a muted olive green.  The artist's signature and "1901" are in the lower right corner.
History:According to the owner, Washington B. Cooper probably painted the original of this image, as this work is a copy.
Notes:Subject was born in 1808 and died in 1883.

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