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Object Name Portrait
Title William Henry Harrison
Catalog Number 1909.3
Creator Attributed to Bancroft, G. F.
Date ca. 1840
Material(s) Oil on canvas
Dimensions H-94 W-72 inches
Description This is a full length portrait of William Henry Harrison. It shows him with gray hair and brown eyes. He is wearing a dark gray coat and trousers, a black vest, stock, and shoes and a white shirt. There is a gold watch chain and fob hanging from his vest. His left hand rests on a table with a red table cover that is trimmed in gold. Also on the table is a blue and gold inkstand with grey quill pen and a piece of white paper. In addition there are leather bound books on the right side of the table and underneath the table. His right hand holds a gold sword in a gold scabbard. In the mid-ground is a red drapery with gold brocade design. There is a light brown fluted columns to the right with red, white, and blue flag draped over it. He is standing on what looks like a tan tile floor. In the background there is a scene of a blue-grey sky to left above blue-green hills and a fort. There appears to be a white and blue flag above the fort.
Notes William Henry Harrison was born in 1773 and died in 1841. Harrison was the ninth president of the United States.

Collection State Board of Control Collection
People Bancroft, S.T.
Harrison, William Henry
Subjects Portrait paintings
Search Terms Portrait
Portrait Paintings
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS