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Object Name Portrait
Title Henry T. Stanton Portrait
Catalog Number 1914.14
Creator Walker, Ferdinand G.
Maker Walker, Ferdinand G.
Date ca. 1911
Material(s) Canvas
Dimensions H-30.188 W-25.125 D-0.813 inches
Description This is a portrait of Henry T. Stanton. The portrait depicts an older gentleman with a combed down brown hair and a full mustache and beard. There are washes of gray in both the beard and in the hairline. He has a round face and soft brown eyes. He is wearing a grey suit overcoat with a white shirt underneath. The background is a wash of grey and brown. Painted in the bottom left corner is the artist's signature in red that reads "Ferd. G. Walker."
Notes Major Henry T. Stanton (1834-1898) born in Alexandria, Virginia, he was the son of Richard H. and Asenath (Throop) Stanton. His family moved to Maysville, Kentucky where he attended Maysville Seminary, LaGrange and Shelby Colleges and eventually transferring to West Point. He served with distinction in the Confederate States of America. At the end of the war he became major under General John Echols. After the war he praticed law and worked as an editor for various newspapers. Remembered most for his poetry and for many years was the Poet Laureate of Kentucky. He published two volumes, "The Moneyless Man" (1871) and "Jacob Brown and Other Poems" (1875).

The artist Ferdinand Graham Walker was born in Mitchell, Indiana on 1859 and died in 1927. He was a son of the Rev. Dr. Francis Walker and Mary E. Graham Walker. He received his early education at public schools in Indiana; however, he furthered his education in Paris from 1885 to 1906. For a brief period he painted portraiture of prominent politicians and other figures in Washington, DC before establishing a studio in Louisville in 1890s where he continued to paint portraiture, landscapes and other works. He was a member of the American Art Association of Paris and the Society of American Artists in Europe. He was also the president of the Louisville Artist's League. He retired from painting in 1925.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Walker, Ferdinand G.
Stanton, Henry T., (Henry Thompson), 1834-1898.
Subjects Art
Oil paintings
Portrait paintings
Portraits
Painting
Paintings
Men
Poetry
Poets
Lawyers
Search Terms Confederate
Confederate soldiers
Frankfort (Ky.)
Maysville (Ky.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS