National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #1096
Subject/Title:
Branner, Mrs. John Roper (Deborah)
Artist:Shaver,
Samuel M.
Date Created:ca. 1861
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:60 x 48
Image Dimensions:51 x 39
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:18 January 2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Subject is seated with her right arm resting on an open book on the table to her right and her left arm resting on her lap. She is wearing a black cape over a gray lace blouse, a black skirt, and the collar and sleeves of the blouse are visible. She is wearing a brooch and earrings, and her black hair is parted in the middle and pulled back over the tops of her ears. She is looking directly at the viewer. A container of fruit is on the floor to her right; a toble behind her holds a vase of flowers; and the red drape behind her is pulled back to reveal either a landscape or landscape wallpaper.
History of Work:In the 1964 survey of the Colonial Dames, this portrait was in Tennessee, and a photograph of it is at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
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