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Portrait #69
Subject/Title: Cheatham, Jane Ellen Foster (Mrs. Edward S.)
Artist: Cooper, Washington B.
Date Created:ca. 1845
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:50.5 x 43
Image Dimensions:34.X 28
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:7/3/2003
Condition:Good

Description:Knee-length seated frontal view of a young woman in a dark dress with a white lace collar. Her dark straight hair is parted in the middle and pulled back. In her left hand is a book, while her right hand rests on the arm of the red sofa. A white and a pink rose lay beside her right hand.
History:The owner is a descendant of Jane Ellen Foster Cheatham.
Notes:Jane Ellen Foster, daughter of Ephraim H. Foster, was married to Edward S. Cheatham on October 19, 1841, at Christ Church, Nashville, by the Rev. John Thomas Wheat. Less than ten years later, Mrs. Cheatham, aged 29, died on June 20, 1851 and was buried at the Nashville City Cemetery.

Ephraim H. Foster Family Portrait #833
John Thomas Wheat Portrait #1553


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