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Object Name Portrait
Title Governor James Garrard Portrait
Catalog Number 1909.10
Creator Hunleigh, William T.
Maker Hunleigh, William
Date ca. 1909
Material(s) Canvas
Dimensions H-30.063 W-25.125 D-0.875 inches
Description Bust portrait of Governor James Garrard by William T. Hunleigh. The painting depicts an older gentleman with thinning and wavy white hair, brown eyes and a stern expression. He is wearing a white button-up dress shirt and a black overcoat. Around his neck is a white tied neckwear or scarf. The subject has been painted in a dark almost black background.
Notes James Garrard (1747-1822) Born in Stafford County, Virginia and died in his Bourbon County, Kentucky home, Garrard acted as governor for two terms from 1796 to 1804. He was the son of Colonel William and Mary (Lewis) Garrard. After his service in the revolutionary war he moved from Virginia and started to become active in both politics and religious life in Kentucky. He was Baptist clergyman who helped organized and minister Cooper's Run Church near his home for a time. Garrard County, Kentucky was named in his honor.

The artist William T. Hunleigh was born in 1848 and died in 1916. He was a noted landscape artist and several portraits and landscapes are found in the collection. He was buried in the Georgetown cemetery found in Georgetown, Kentucky

Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Hunleigh, William T.
Garrard, James
Subjects Art
Government
Governors
Oil paintings
Painting
Paintings
Politicians
Politics & government
Portrait paintings
Portraits
Search Terms Frankfort (Ky.)
Franklin County (Ky.)
Bourbon County (Ky.)
Garrard County (Ky.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS