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Vanderbilt Collection - Kirkland Hall

Subject/Title:
Jesse Peders Norfleet
1877 - 1964
Artist:Goode P. Davis
Date Created:1957
Owner/Location:Vanderbilt University
Frame Dimensions:
Image Dimensions:37" x 31"
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Condition:Excellent

Description:Mr. Norfleet is seated in a green chair wearing a gray suit with white shirt and blue striped tie with white handkerchief in his left pocket. He is holding an open book.
History of Work:This portrait was commissioned by the Board of Trust in 1956 and is a copy of an earlier portrait by the same artist, Goode Davis. The portrait hangs in Kirkland Hall on the campus.
Notes:Born in west Tennessee, J.P. Norfleet graduated from Vanderbilt in 1899 and became a Memphis cotton factor. He became a Trustee on the University's Board of Trust in 1916 and served as its president in 1954 - 55. He became a Life Trustee in 1956.

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