Ornate gold frame, oval cut-out. Original inventory from William Arnold Hanger indicates that a portrait was to be replaced by a reproduction. It is unclear whether this is the original painting or a copy. "AO Revenaugh 1907" appears on left side near the bottom. Aurelius O. Revenaugh (1840-1908) was born in Zanesville, OH and died in Louisville, KY. He received a degree in medicine from the Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and then joined the Union Army. After the Civil War, he decided to become an artist and studied for a brief period in Detroit before settling in Louisville in 1880. According to The Kentucky Painter: From the Frontier Era to the Great War, Revenaugh was commissioned to paint portraits in Woodford, Fayette, and Madison counties. His works are included in the Speed Museum and the Filson Historical Society. In addition to painting portraits, he also made violins.
Revenaugh, Aurelius O.
oil on canvas, 42-1/2" x 37-1/2"
Arlington, piano room
Revenaugh, Aurelius O., “Portrait-Arnold, William,” Digital Collections, accessed October 28, 2021, https://digitalcollections.eku.edu/items/show/88880.