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Vanderbilt Collection - Peabody Campus - Wyatt Center

Subject/Title:
James Priestly
d. 1821
Artist:Hankins, Cornelius
Date Created:
Owner/Location:Vanderbilt University
Frame Dimensions:
Image Dimensions:"27 1/2" x 34 1/2"
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Condition:Excellent

Description:A spectacled, seated Dr. Priestly wearing a dark suit with white shirt and tie holding a book in his left fingers. Background is deep maroon.
History of Work:
Notes:James Priestley, a Presbyterian minister, moved to Nashville from Bardstown, KY to become President of Cumberland College from 1808 - 1921. Cumberland College was the institutional link between Davidson Academy, founded in 1785, and the University of Nashville (1826) which nurtured the State Normal College (1875) which later became Geo. Peabody College for Teahcers.

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