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Vanderbilt Collection - Kirkland Hall

Subject/Title:
Ellen French Vanderbilt
Artist:Ellen Emmet Rand
Date Created:1915
Owner/Location:Vanderbilt University
Frame Dimensions:
Image Dimensions:60" x 38 1/2"
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Condition:Excellent

Description:Three quarter length portrait of Ellen Tuck French (Mrs. Alfred Gwynne) Vanderbilt wearing a white satin full-length gown with a red, fur-collared opera cape over her right shoulder.
History of Work:Portrait bequeathed to the University by her son, William Henry Vanderbilt III.
Notes:First wife of Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, son of Cornelius Vanderbilt II and great-grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt, founder of Vanderbilt University.

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