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Out of State
Portrait #1447
Subject/Title:
Bailey, Jane Ella Perkins
Artist:Cooper, Washington Bogart (attrib.)
Date Created:late 1860s-early 1870s?
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Out-of-State
Frame Dimensions:31 x 27
Image Dimensions:23 x 19
Materials/Media:Oil
Date Documented:17 June 2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Young girl with brown corkscrew curls in white dress decorated with red roses.
History of Work:Inherited from owner's father, Samuel Perkins Bailey, who inherited painting from his mother, the subject of the painting.

Recently restored (after serious damage incurred during move) by Gianfranco Pocobene, conservator of the Isabel Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

This painting has a companion, "Uncle Willie," of a boy who must be a relative but who is without a known history.
Notes:Jane Ella Perkins was the daughter of Samuel Fearn Perkins of "Westview" in Williamson County. She married William Bailey, a physician in Nashville, and he (William) was the son of James Edmund Bailey of Clarksville, who was the Colonel of the Tennessee 49th, an attorney, and a senator from Tennessee. So, while this portrait and its companion are located outside of Tennessee, they both have a real Tennessee pedigree.

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