National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portraits #163 and #205
Subject/Title: Scott, Thomas Fielding
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:ca. late 1850s
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:42 x 35.5
Image Dimensions:35.5 x 29.5
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:11/13/2003
Condition:Good

Description:Slightly right profile of a man in cleric's clothing: white, rectangular (voile?) collar and black robe. He has blue eyes and brown hair. His right hand rests on what appears to be an open Bible that rests on a red cloth. One-half of a lamp (?) is on the left side of the frame, and a red drape is in the upper right hand corner.
History:Work has been cleaned.
Notes:Subject, originally a Presbyterian, converted to the Episcopal Church and moved to Oregon where he became the first U.S. Episcopal bishop of Washington and Oregon. He died ca. 1867 from yellow fever while en route via New York to his prior home in Georgia.

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