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Belmont Mansion - Nashville, Tennessee


Portrait #1911
Subject/Title: Hayes, Oliver Bliss
Artist:Cooper, Washington B.
Date Created:ca. 1840
Owner/Location: Belmont Mansion, 1900 Belmont Blvd. Nashville, TN 37212
Frame Dimensions:47 x 39
Image Dimensions:35.5 x 27.5
Materials/Media:Oil on Canvas
Date Documented:4 July 2015
Condition:Good

Description:Half length frontal portrait with right hand holding a watch fob. Sitter is wearing a black coat and waist coat with a white shirt.
History: The portrait of her father was commissioned by Adelicia Acklen and hung at Belmont Mansion until her death. It is a companion portrait to that of his wife, Sarah Hightower Hayes. The painting descended through the Acklen family till it returned to Belmont Mansion.
Notes:Oliver Bliss Hayes (1782 – 1858) was born in Massachusetts and came to Nashville in 1808 as a young attorney.

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