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Object Name Portrait
Title Governor Isaac Shelby
Catalog Number 1909.1
Creator Nock, Edward C.
Date 1850
Material(s) Oil on canvas;
Dimensions H-102 W-70.5 inches
Description This full-length portrait of Governor Isaac Shelby shows him with gray hair, his right hand holding a brown cane and his left hand in his trouser pocket. He is wearing a dark blue-gray suit with gold buttons, a yellow vest, a white shirt, stock and jabot. A gray-green column is in the center of the painting with a large red, white, and blue flag on the right. There is a dark gray cannon in the lower right. The landscape to the left is in blues, grays, and pinks with tan masonry in the foreground.
Notes The file indicates that the state paid the artist $400 on March 4, 1850 to paint the portrait. The file shows the painting may have been copied from the full length painting of the governor by Matthew Jouett in 1819 for Delaplaine's Gallery.
Collection State Board of Control Collection
People Knock, Edward C.
Nock, Edward C.
Shelby, Isaac
Subjects Government officials
Portrait paintings
Search Terms Oil Painting
Oil Paintings
Portrait Paintings
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS