Painted portrait of George Rainsford Fairbanks

Item

Legacies Classification
Memorial Artwork
Memorial Type
Visual Work of Art
Memorial Context
Memorialized Subject
Title
Painted portrait of George Rainsford Fairbanks
Background and Context
This portrait of George Rainsford Fairbanks is among the historical portraits of the founders and officials of the University of the South hanging in Convocation Hall. Fairbanks, who enslaved as many as 100 persons on his Florida properties, was an important trustee from that state who led in the founding and construction of the university. During the Civil War, Fairbanks served in the Army of Tennessee’s Commissary Department and spent much of his wartime overseeing Confederate hospitals in the Atlanta region.
Physical Description
Oil on fabric. Framed size: 39.25" x 34".
Creator/Participating Person(s)
Date created, installed or dedicated
1858
Campus Location
Location: Institution, City, State

Position: 208 (10 views)