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Bishop Ignatius Reynolds oil portrait

Identifier: O-2000.046

Scope and Contents

Oil portrait of Bishop Ignatius A. Reynolds; Reynolds is wearing a red vestment with a gold cross around his neck; portrait only shows from waist up.  22" x 27".  Gilded frame. Was once at the University of Notre Dame Art Gallery? (as stamped on top stretcher). Currently displayed in the bishop's house.


  • Other: Date acquired: 08/24/2000


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Open for research.

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Biographical or Historical Information

Ignatius A. Reynolds was born in Bardstown, Kentucky, in 1798 to John Reynolds and Ann French. He was ordained a priest in 1823 in Baltimore, Maryland. Reynolds taught in the seminary in Bardstown and in 1827 became the seminary president. He also served as rector of St. Joseph’s Cathedral, pastor of St. Louis [Bertrand] church in Louisville, Kentucky, and Vicar General of the Diocese of Bardstown. In 1843, Reynolds was appointed Bishop of Charleston and ordained in 1844. Bishop Reynolds died in 1855.

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Oil portrait of Bishop Ignatius A. Reynolds.

Source of Acquisition

Received from the University of Notre Dame(?) in 2000.

Method of Acquisition

Gift(?).  Was once at the University of Notre Dame Art Gallery?(as stamped on top stretcher).

Other Descriptive Information

Conserved by Catherine Rogers in 2000. Currently displayed in bishop's house.

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Repository Details

Part of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives Repository

114 Broad Street
Carriage House
Charleston SC 29401 US