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Object Name Portrait
Title Miss Scottie
Catalog Number 1945.5
Creator Attributed to Wyant, Alexander Helwig
Date 1860
Material(s) Oil on canvas
Dimensions H-26.5 W-22.25 inches
Description This is a portrait of a young girl. This painting of Mary Scott Chinn appears to have received the name "Miss Scottie" at some point in the painting's history. The subject is depicted standing wearing a ruffled top gown. She is picking flowers from the plant depicted in the lower right corner. The background is a mix of dark and lighter hues of gray with little detail. The portrait has been re-framed.
Notes The painter Wyant was born in 1836 and died in 1892. He lived in Frankfort for seven years. He also painted George W. Johnson, provisional Confederate Governor of Kentucky.

Mary Scott (Miss Scottie) Chinn was the daughter of William J. Chinn (1830-1892), Sheriff of Franklin County, Mayor of Frankfort, bank president, and cattle breeder. Mary became a well-known teacher in Frankfort.
Collection The estate of Mary Scott Chinn Collection
People Attributed to Wyant, Alexander Helwig
Wyant, Alexander Helwig
Chinn, Mary Scott
Subjects Portraits
Portrait paintings
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS