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Object Name Portrait
Title Dr. C.H. Benton
Common Name Portrait
Catalog Number 1980.29.1
Creator Eshelman, Aaron E.
Date 1875
Material(s) Oil on canvas
Dimensions H-36 W-31 D-3 inches
Description The subject of the bust portrait is Dr. C.H. Benton. He is depicted with brown hair and whiskers and brown eyes. He is wearing a black suit and tie with a white shirt. The background is green and brown. The frame is rectangular with an oval window.
Notes Aaron Eshelman, (1826-1878) also Eshleman, started his career in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where he once kept his father's inn until 1857. He moved to Kentucky and lived in Bourbon, Harrison and Montgomery counties. While in Kentucky he painted portraits during 1845-1874. He was known to paint in antebellum style portraiture and was admired in the way he would depict children.

The subject is Dr. C.H. Benton. The file indicates that the painting was restored and relined in December 1973 and at that time the artist signature and date was covered. The donor was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Collection Lena Benton Collection
People Eshelman, Aaron E.
Subjects Oil Paintings
Portrait Paintings
Search Terms Portrait
Portrait Paintings
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS