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Portrait #251
Subject/Title:
Berry, Eleanor Redway
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:ca. 1912
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:6.5 x 11
Image Dimensions:4.5 x 3.5
Materials/Media:oil on paper? watercolor on ivory?
Date Documented:12/10/2003
Condition:Good

Description:Oval miniature of a young woman in a bridal gown and veil. Her medium brown hair is in curls on top of her head, and her lips are red, her eyes blue. She has her arms crossed on a small elaborately carved end table, and they are covered with her lace (?) train.  The background is light blue.  The work is set in a Moroccan red leather case that unfolds with the look of a triptych.
History of Work:Probably painted in Boston, this work also came from Elmwood/Elm Hill.
Notes:Subject is owner's mother and married to become Mrs. Frank A. Berry Sr., founder of Bass, Berry & Sims law firm in Nashville.

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