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Metro Davidson County Collection - Nashville Public Library


Portrait #881
Subject/Title:
Shelby, Anna Maria Minnick (1793-1873)
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:unknown
Owner/Location:Special Collections Division
Nashville Public Library
615 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Frame Dimensions:38 x 33
Image Dimensions:
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:6 August 2007
Condition:Excellent

Description:Anna Shelby, with dark hair in an elaborate arrangement and wearing a dark dress with ruffled lace collar. She is in front of a red drape with gold fringe and tassels, and is near what appears to be either a window or a large landscape painting.
History of Work:Presented to the library in memory of Shelby's great granddaughter Anna Williams Fassman by her daughter Shelby S. Cox. The portrait was restored at Cumberland Art Conservation Center in 2002.
Notes:Born in 1793, Anna Maria Minnick Shelby was the wife of John Shelby, Nashville physician, Postmaster, and civic and church leader, whom she married in 1809.

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