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James K. Polk Ancestral Home Collection
Columbia, Tennessee
Portrait #441
Subject/Title:
Polk, James Knox
Artist:Unknown - copy of a Sully work
Date Created:unknown
Owner/Location:James K. Polk Ancestral Home
301-305 W. Seventh St.
Columbia, TN 38402
931-388-2354
www.jameskpolk.com/new/
Frame Dimensions:NA
Image Dimensions:NA
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:12/14/2004
Condition:Excellent

Description:Bust-length slightly right profile of a clean-shaven man with fine, straight white hair combed straight back to reveal a high forehead and a receding hairline. His hair reaches just above the collar of his formal black coat and black tie. His shirt is white.
History of Work:This work is a copy of a work by Sully.

Believed given by the Pollk Memorial Association to the USS James K. Polk submarine when it was commissioned in 1966. It was returned to the Polk Memorial Association after the ship was de-activated in January, 1999. While on board ship it hung in the officers wardroom.
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