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Vanderbilt Collection - Kirkland Hall

Subject/Title:
William H. Vanderbilt III
1901 - 1981
Artist:Ellen Emmet Rand
Date Created:1939
Owner/Location:Vanderbilt University
Frame Dimensions:51 1/2" x 41"
Image Dimensions:46" x 36"
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Condition:Excellent

Description:William H. Vanderbilt III is seated with his left arm resting on a desk and his right hand in his lap. He is wearing a black suit on with a white shirt and red tie.
History of Work:Portrait was a bequest of William Henry Vanderbilt III.
Notes:William H. Vanderbilt III, the great-great-grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt, served as Governor of Rhode Island from 1939 - 1941 and served on the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust from 1963 - 81.

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