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Columbia Athenaeum - Columbia, Tennessee
Portrait #1752
Subject/Title:
Smith, Charles Gillette (self-portrait)
Artist:Smith, Charles Gillette
Date Created:ca. 1840
Owner/Location:Columbia Athenaeum
808 Athenaeum Street
Columbia, TN 38401
Frame Dimensions:36 x 32
Image Dimensions:32 x 28
Materials/Media:Oil on wood panel
Date Documented:5 September 2008
Condition:Poor

Description:Half-length seated portrait of a gentleman wearing a black suit coat with white shirt and black neck stock. Subject has short brown hair parted on the side with long sideburns. Red chair back seen in rear right. Background consists of red curtain pulled back to reveal an mountain and sky scene at rear left.
History of Work:
Notes:Sitter was a Nashville physician and a board member of the Athenaeum School for Girls.

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