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The Ryman Auditorium
Nashville, Tennessee
1898

epitomizes Country Music in the historical former home of the Grand Ole Opry.  George B. Kirchner drew the original using pen and ink and hand colors.  Steamboat captain Thomas Ryman built the Union Gospel Tabernacle for the Reverend Sam Jones after being saved at a revival.  The Grand Ole Opry moved to Opryland in 1975.

"Ryman Auditorium"

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Thomas Ryman (1841 - 1904), was a lusty old steamboat captain of considerable property.  He was brought to Jesus Christ through the teachings of Reverend Sam Jones, and was instrumental in raising and giving funds for the construction of the Union Gospel Tabernacle.  The Tabernacle was completed in 1891, and the Confederate Balcony was added in 1897, for the largest convention held in Nashville by the Confederate Veterans Association.

On the face of the beautiful large lamp at the main entrance were twelve hands (human) representing the twelve Apostles.  Next to each hand were the names of the denominations contributing to the Union Gospel Tabernacle.

In 1941, the Grand Ole Opry moved its home to the Ryman Auditorium, and in 1975, moved to Opryland.  The Ryman Auditorium has been beautifully restored and is open as a museum.  The Ryman Auditorium is still used for musical events.

The remarkable acoustics of the Ryman became world known and attracted many well known people.  Some of those people are:

Dwight L. Moody, Billy Sunday, William Jennings Bryan, Spiro Agnew, Helen Keller, Charlie Chaplin, Booker T. Washington, Victor Herbert, The Sousa Band,   Helen Hayes, The Great Caruso, and Sarah Bernhardt.        

Roy Acuff, Minnie Pearl, Ernest Tubb, Red Foley, Eddy Arnold, Pat Boone, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Hank Williams, Dinah Shore, Patsy Cline, Tex Ritter, and Porter Wagoner. 

Jimmy Dickens, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Hank Snow, Grandpa Jones, Webb Pierce, and Stonewall Jackson. Barbara Mandrell, The Carter Family, Carl Smith, Ray Price, Faron Young, Kitty Wells, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Jan Howard, Ivory Joe Hunter, Wilburn Brothers, Bill Anderson, Earl Scruggs, Lester Flatt, Bill Monroe, Lonzo and Oscar, Rod Brasfield, Duke of Paducah, Charlie Daniels, Everly Brothers, Marty Robbins, Jim Reeves, Don Gibson, Ferlin Huskey, Johnny Cash, Wilma Lee, Stoney Cooper, George Jones, Willis Brothers, Jimmy Rodgers and Chet Atkins.

Jeannie C. Riley, Charlie Pride, Loretta Lynn, George Hamilton IV, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Ed Ames, Jayne Mansfield, Phil Harris, Jimmy Dean, Eddie Albert, Tony Bennett, Bob Hope, Perry Como, Louis Armstrong, Ralph Edwards, Archie Cambell, George Gobel, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Bond, Smiley Burnette, and Jose Feleciano.

George B. Kirchner drew the original using pen and ink and hand colored the detailed print. This Ryman Auditorium print captures the delightfully nostalgic aura of fashionable Nashville just before the turn of the Century.  A brougham carriage awaits the couple with their daughter leaving the Ryman.  A dignified man and an elegant lady are engaged in small talk.  The details in this print took many hours of research from various sources.


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EXTRA LARGE, Signed Artist Proof "Ryman Auditorium" Print:   Paper - 22-3/8" x 27-1/4"; Image - 16-1/8" x 21-3/4".   The attractive Kirchner Prints Seal is hand-embossed below the image on the right hand side, between the title and the artist's signature.  This Extra Large size is called "Imperial" in the print business.  There are 100 "Artist Proofs" of the Extra Large Edition signed by G.B. Kirchner .........$99

  

 

EXTRA LARGE, Signed and Numbered "Ryman Auditorium" Print:   Paper - 22-3/8" x 27-1/4"; Image - 16-1/8" x 21-3/4".   The attractive Kirchner Prints Seal is hand-embossed below the image on the right hand side, between the title and the artist's signature.  The "Signed and Numbered", Extra Large Edition is limited to 1000 copies.  This Extra Large size is called "Imperial" in the print business.  There are no signed only copies.............$79

    

 

LARGE, Signed and Numbered "Ryman Auditorium" Print:   Paper - 16" x 20"; Image - 12" x 18". The Kirchner Prints Seal is hand-embossed below the image on the right hand side, between the title and the artist's signature. The "Signed and Numbered" Edition is limited to 2000 copies. The print fits in a standard 16 x 20 frame without matting. ............ $35

  

 

LARGE, Signed Only "Ryman Auditorium" Print:   Paper - 16" x 20"; Image - 12" x 18". The Kirchner Prints Seal is hand-embossed below the image on the right hand side, between the title and the artist's signature. The Large "Signed Only" Edition is an "open edition." The print fits in a standard 16" x 20" frame without matting...............$30

  

 

SMALL, "Ryman Auditorium" Print:   Paper - 5" x 8"; Image - 4-3/8" x 6-1/2". Fits perfectly in an 8" x 10" frame when matted ..............$5

 

 


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