National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #1647
Subject/Title:
Aunt Mariah
Artist:Avent, Mayna Treanor
Date Created:1918
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:13 7/8 x 11 1/4
Image Dimensions:11 x 8 1/4
Materials/Media:Watercolor on paper
Date Documented:2008
Condition:Good

Description:Black lady with scarf on head.
History of Work:Painted for the Stokes son, Thomas Stokes, Christmas of 1918. Passed down through the Stokes, Davis and Murfree families. Painted at Breezemont, the Stokes family Home, on Stokes Plantation on Hillsboro Road, Nashville TN, where I-440 currently passes through. Painted by Mrs. Stokes' sister.
Notes:Cook and friend of Water Stokes, Sr., and Nellie Stokes.

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