Painted portrait of Francis Asbury Shoup


Legacies Classification
Memorial Artwork
Memorial Type
Visual Work of Art
Memorial Context
Memorialized Subject
Painted portrait of Francis Asbury Shoup
Background and Context
This portrait of Reverand Francis Asbury Shoup, professor of ecclesiastical studies, mathematics, engineering, and philosophy, is among the historical portraits of the founders and officials of the University of the South hanging in Convocation Hall. Shoup served in the Confederacy during the American Civil War, rising to the rank of brigadier general. Following the conflict, Shoup joined the faculty of the University of the South in 1869. He would serve in various capacities at the university and was an articulate and admired defender of the “Lost Cause,” maintaining his belief in the rightness of the Confederate political and military cause, the racial inferiority of Black persons, and the benevolent character of slavery. The true sufferers under slavery, he contended, were the white master class.
Physical Description
Oil on fabric. Framed size: 36.25" x 31.25".
Creator/Participating Person(s)
Date created, installed or dedicated
Campus Location
Location: Institution, City, State

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