National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #1188
Subject/Title:
McKendree, Bishop William
Artist:Holly, Cass
Date Created:March 2004
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:31 x 27
Image Dimensions:19 x 23 1/2
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented: 16 February 2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Subject facing three-quarter left of viewer, wearing black coat with collar open in front but rises to earlobes. White shirt with white scarf. Subject has brown eyes and dark but greying hair.
History of Work:Painting copied from engraving in Robert Paine's biography of William McKendree
Notes:Born 6 July 1757 - Died 5 March 1835.
Elected first American Bishop of Methodist Episcopal Church in 1808.
He served in the Revolutionary War.


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