National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #1690
Subject/Title:
Lytle, Dr.
William H.
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:ca 1840
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:
Image Dimensions:30 x 26
Materials/Media:Oil
Date Documented:10 September 2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Seated waist-length of young man turned three-quarter right and looking slightly left of viewer. There is a green table to his right and his right hand rests on an upturned book on that table. He is wearing a dark jacket over a white embroidered vest and a white shirt with flowing balck tie. The background is suggestive of a sunset in tones of blue and rose.
History of Work:
Notes:Son of William F. Lytle (1805-1863) and his first wife Violet Cecilia Henderson Lytle (1809-1834); Husband of Lavinia Jane Dashell Lytle (1832-1901), half-sister of Mary C. Lytle Ledbetter - See portrait.

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