National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #245
Subject/Title:
Armstrong, Mary Elizabeth Napoleon
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:ca. 1873
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:38 x 33
Image Dimensions:29 x 24
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:12/30/2003
Condition:Excellent

Description:Young woman, age approx. 16, with waist-length brown hair and light eyes seated with left arm resting on a table (?) surface and right arm crossed over the left. She is wearing a white formal dress, a bracelet on her right arm and a ring on her left forefinger.  A glowing dark blue patch of background in the upper right gives way to the majority dark background treatment.
History of Work:Restored in 1997. If the subject was as old as 22 this could be a posthumous work.
Notes:Subject was the older sister of #246, James Hamilton Armstrong.

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