National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #1929
John Anderson Kirby
Subject/Title:
Kirby, John Anderson
Artist: Unknown
Date Created:October 12, 1870
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:33 x 41.5
Image Dimensions:
Materials/Media:Oil on Canvas
Date Documented:25 October 2018
Condition:Excellent

Description: An oval, bust-length portrait of a dark-haired young man in a dark suit over a white, high-colored shirt. He has a full beard and mustache and his short black hair is parted on his left. His eyes are looking directly at the viewer and he is facing three-quarter right.
History of Work:The portrait is one of a set of wedding portraits of John Kirby and his wife Eliza Brooks. They have been owned by the family since they were commissioned.
Notes:The portrait is of John Anderson Kirby of Memphis, TN

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