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Columbia Athenaeum - Columbia, Tennessee
Portrait #1753
Subject/Title:
Smith, Franklin Gillette
(1797-1866)
Artist:Smith, Charles Gillette
Date Created:ca. 1840
Owner/Location:Columbia Athenaeum
808 Athenaeum Street
Columbia, TN 38401
Frame Dimensions:40 x 33
Image Dimensions:30 x 22
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:5 September 2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Half-length portrait of a gentleman wearing a black suit and cleric's robe with white shirt and neck tie. Subject has short curly dark brown hair parted at side, long sideburns and glasses. Brown background. Gilt wood frame.
History of Work:
Notes:Portrait was painted by sitter's brother who practiced medicine in Nashville and was on the board of the Columbia Athenaeum. The sitter was the headmaster of the Columbia Female Institute and founder and headmaster of the Columbia Athenaeum.

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