Italian, ca. 1853

H. 59”

Original location:  On the parapet of the house

Location of original: 

Hope is one of the Three Blessed or Theological Virtues: Faith, Hope and Charity/love.  The anchor beside her is the Christian symbol for hope and steadfastness. This symbol comes from the Epistle to the Hebrews 6: 19, “Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast…”


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Belmont Blvd & Acklen Avenue 

Nashville, TN 37212


1900 Belmont Blvd

Nashville, TN 37212


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The architecture of Belmont Mansion makes it one of the most significant homes of 19th century Tennessee.

Sold by the Acklen family in 1887, the house went to a developer who began one of Nashville’s early suburbs.

It was then purchased by two women who in 1890 started a college which evolved into Belmont University. Today the Belmont Mansion Association, which was formed in 1972, owns the collection, runs the museum, and shares this unique story of 19th century Nashville with visitors from far and near.

Photos by Ed Houk