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Vanderbilt Collection - Kirkland Hall

Subject/Title:
Amelia Townsend McTyeire
1827 - 1891
Artist:Hergesheimer, Ella Sophonisba
Date Created:1908
Owner/Location:Vanderbilt University
Frame Dimensions:
Image Dimensions:37" x 29 1/2"
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Condition:Excellent

Description:Mrs. McTyeire is sitting in a red chair for her three quarters portrait She is wearing a black dress holding a fan in her crossed hands.
History of Work:Amelia McTyeire's portrait by Miss Hergesheimer was commissioned by the University in 1908 to hang beside her husband's portrait in the chapel of the newly rebuilt College Hall. It hangs today in Kirkland Hall (College Hall renamed in 1937).
Notes:Wife of Holland N. McTyeire, Bishop, Methodist Episcopal Church, South (1866 89) and first president of Vanderbilt University Board of Trust (1873 89). Born in Mobile, AL, Amelia Townsend was the first cousin of Frank Crawford [Vanderbilt], a relationship which led to the founding of Vanderbilt University.

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