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Downtown Presbyterian Church - Nashville, Tennessee


Portrait #1322
Subject/Title:
Grundy, Ann
1779-1847
Artist:Earl, Ralph E. W.
Date Created:ca. 1820
Owner/Location:Downtown Presbyterian Church
Nashville, Tennessee
Frame Dimensions:Approx 24 x 30
Image Dimensions:
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:7 May 2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Subject is seated in a wood-trimmed red upholstered chair and facing very slightly left. She is wearing a very dark dress with a blue-grey fringed scarf at the neck caught up with a dark stone pin. Her dark hair is parted in the middle and covered by a cap also in blue-grey, with ruffles around her face and with blue and silver ribbon trim and a blue bow appearing on her left shoulder. She is looking directly at the viewer.
History of Work:
Notes:Ann Grundy was the wife of Felix Grundy (1777-1840), Attorney, Politician, and U. S. Attorney General under President Van Buren. Mrs. Grundy, a member of First Presbyterian Church, has been often given credit for starting Nashville's first Sunday School.

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