Painted portrait of Nicholas Hamner Cobbs

Item

Legacies Classification
Memorial Artwork
Memorial Type
Visual Work of Art
Memorial Context
Memorialized Subject
Cobbs, Nicholas Hamner
Title
Painted portrait of Nicholas Hamner Cobbs
Background and Context
This portrait of Nicholas Hamner Cobbs, first Episcopal Bishop of Alabama, is among the historical portraits of the founders and officials of the University of the South hanging in Convocation Hall. During his time in Alabama, Cobbs was a slaveholder and defended slavery as divinely sanctioned and protected by law. He urgently pressed Alabama Episcopalians to evangelize their human property.
Physical Description
Oil on fabric. Framed size: 48.25" x 40.5".
Creator/Participating Person(s)
Campus Location
Location: Institution, City, State

Position: 208 (10 views)