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Object Name Portrait
Title Judge James Mulligan Portrait
Catalog Number 1986.69
Creator Unknown
Date ca. 1900
Material(s) Canvas
Dimensions H-27.063 W-21.813 D-0.625 inches
Description This is a portrait of Judge James Mulligan. He has brown wavy hair, brown eyes and a brown mustache. He is also wearing a black coat and white shirt with collar. The background has been painted with a dark brown color.
Notes James Hillary Mulligan (1844-1915) was born in Lexington and the son of a local businessman and politician Dennis Mulligan. He attended St. Mary's College (Montreal, Quebec) in 1864 and received a law degree from Kentucky University (Transylvania University) in 1869. He acted as an editor, attorney, judge, state senator, consul-general to Somoa and orator. He is also well-known for his poem "In Kentucky." He was a friend of Robert Louis Stevenson. His home was Maxwell Place, which was created for him by his father as a wedding present. This historic building is now the official residence for the president of the University of Kentucky.

Collection Kathleen Mulligan Collection
People Unknown
Mulligan, James
Subjects Art
Oil paintings
Portrait paintings
Search Terms Lexington (Ky.)
University of Kentucky
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS