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Portrait #249
Subject/Title:
Berry, William Wells
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:ca. 1910
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:47 x 41
Image Dimensions:35 x 27.5
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:12/10/2003
Condition:Fair

Description:Middle-aged slightly heavy-set man in business suit in turn of 19-20th century style. Framed as an oval, he appears to be seated. Both hands are visible in his lap. His hair is medium length for the times and silvery gray. His face is broad, with brown eyes and slightly heightened coloring on his lips.  A surface abrasion is visible near his right eye in the canvas background.
History:Painting came from Elmwood, now Elm Hill between Berry Lane and Thompson Lane. The documentation burned in a home fire.
Notes:Owner's great, great grandfather and perhaps father to Gov. William Trousdale, # 250.

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