Portrait of Harry T. Abernathy

Portrait of Harry T. Abernathy
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17352
Building: 
Current Location: 
Kirk Hall
Floor: 
1st
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1891-1954
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
The portrait depicted here is of Harry T. Abernathy in a three questers length pose.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Glass
Length: 
37 inches
Width: 
3 inches
Height: 
32 inches
Description: 

Harry T. Abernathy was born in Leavenworth, Kansas, May 23, 1865, the son of Col. James L. Abernathy, the pioneer furniture manufacturer of the West. Harry came to Kansas City and became cashier of the company. He held the position for eight years, and in 1895 was given the place of assistant cashier of the First National Bank. He was the treasurer of Park College for four years.

In this portrait, Abernathy is seated in a three quarter length pose. He is dressed in a dark suit with a white shirt and grey tie. The most striking element of this portrait is Abernathy's soft and kind blue eyes. The same hue of blue is noted in his hair. The background of this painting is comprised of russet and green tones. It is important to note that the brushstrokes of the artist are quite visible.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes