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Vanderbilt Collection - Kirkland Hall

Subject/Title:
William Kissam Vanderbilt
1849 - 1920
Artist:F. W. Wright after the original by Richard Hall
Date Created:Between 1911 and 1921
Owner/Location:Vanderbilt University
Frame Dimensions:
Image Dimensions:39" x 31"
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Condition:Excellent

Description:Three quarter portrait of Willaim Kissam Vanderbilt dressed in dark suit and vest with a white shirt and dark tie. Background is dark.
History of Work:Portrait was presented to the University in 1921 by William Kissam Vanderbit's two sons, William Kissam Vanderbilt, Jr. and Harold Stirling Vanderbilt.
Notes:William Kissam Vanderbilt was the fourth of nine children born to William Henry and Maria Louisa Kissam Vanderbilt. An executive in the family's railroad interests, he was a generous supporter of Vanderbilt University which had been founded by his grandfather, Cornelius Vanderbilt.

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