National Society of Colonial Dames of
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St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Columbia, Tennessee
 

Subject

Artist

Date Created

Otey, James Hervey (1800-1863) Cooper, W .B. ca. 1830-1850
Polk, Leonidas (1806-1864) Unknown ca. 1830-1850
Quintard, Charles Todd (1824-1898) Cooper, W. B. 1867

ARTIST
Oertel, Johannes Adam Simon D. D. (1823-1909)

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Columbia, Tennessee




Nearly forgotten today, Oertel was a prominent painter, wood carver, teacher and pastor.  As it states in the notations on each painting, he worked for a time at Sewanee and at the Columbia Female Institute.  Google has issued a digitized version of his biography, A Vision Realized, written by his son, J. F. Oertel.  A PDF copy of that work can be accessed by clicking here.

Almost all of these paintings are in very poor condition, and it is hoped this is one way to preserve the existence of these paintings--technically not portraits--in 2008.
 

Subject

Date Created

The Death of Saul ca. 1880-1890
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 1899
He Giveth His Life For His Sheep ca. 1880
Moses with Aaron Calling Down the Plagues on Egypt 1882
One of the Apostles 1887
On the Way to Emmaus ca. 1880
The Recording Angel 1882
Saul Among the Prophets ca. 1880-1890
The Temptations ca. 1880
The Twelve Tribes of Israel January 1886
Virgin and Child ca. 1880-1890
 

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