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First Baptist Church - Nashville, Tennessee
Subject/Title: Howell, Robert Boyte Crawford (R.B.C.) Portrait #269

Served as Pastor from 1835 until 1850 and
then again from 1857 until 1867
Artist:Cooper, Washington
Date Created:unknown
Owner/Location: First Baptist Church
108 7th Ave S.
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 664-6000
www.firstbaptistnashville.org
Frame Dimensions:61 x 52
Image Dimensions:49 x 39
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:1/10/2004
Condition:Excellent

Description:Nearly full-length seated portrait of a man with light brown hair and blue eyes in black formal attire with coat, vest, and tie of black and a white shirt. His right hand is raised and resting on a book, presumably the Bible, and his left hand rests on the arm of a red chair.
History:Cooper confirmed by C. Stow of Cumberland Art Conservation March, 2004.
Notes: The Reverend Dr. Howell was minister of the First Baptist Church on two different occasions (1835-1850 and 1857-1867). He began The Baptist, the first state oriented denominational publication that evolved to spawn the Baptist Publishing House. Dr. Howell was a major leader in Baptist and community life. He was elected four times as President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Additionally, Dr. Howell was an organizer of Union University, a proponent of the establishment of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Trustee of the Baptist Foreign Mission Board, and a Trustee of the Tennessee Institution for the Blind. A miniature of his wife, Mary Ann Martin Toy Howell, is also on this site.

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