National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #1185
Subject/Title:
Bertinatti, Eugenia Patience Bate (Countess)
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:unknown
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:39 x 34
Image Dimensions:19 1/2 x 24 1/2
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented: 13 March 2008
Condition:Good

Description:The Countess is sitting facing slightly to the viewer's right with her left arm across her waist. She is wearing a dark dress of heavy material with a deep v-neckline which has a highly decorated border of about three inches. The dress has a white ruffled bodice inside. She has a slight smile. Her hair is dark, parted in the middle, and worn over her ears.
History of Work:
Notes:She was born 6 September 1826 and died 9 December 1906. She was married to a Mr. Bass who died 2 May 1855 then to the Italian Ambassador to the U. S., Count Joseph Bertinetti, in 1865. She is buried in Washington with her first husband and children.

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