National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #140
Subject/Title:
Ballentine, Mary Tuttle Goff ("Polly")
Artist:Cooper, (Washington or William?) (attrib.)
Date Created:ca. 1850s
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:42 x 34
Image Dimensions:28.5 x 24
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:7/31/2003
Condition:Good

Description:Oval waist-length of mature woman wearing a black dress trimmed with lace at the collar. The three-quarter length sleeves appear to have a white lining. The pose reveals a slight right profile. Her black straight hair is parted in the middle, and pulled back and up.  Her eyes are dark.  She wears a heavy, thick black cross at her throat, and her hands are clasped lightly at her waist.
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