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Portrait #1548
Subject/Title:
Collier, Carmine (self-portrait)
Artist:Collier, Carmine
Date Created:1888
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:
Image Dimensions:16 1/2 Oval
Materials/Media:Oil
Date Documented: 27 June 2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Bust-length of young curly-haired girl facing straight ahead and looking at viewer. Her off-the-shoulder top has a filmy lace ruffle, and her expression is very serious.
History of Work:Self-portrait painted from photograph of subject at age 2. Painted a the artist's home at 511 East Main Street in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Notes:Lived from 1872-1954 in Murfreesboro. Daughter of Murfressboro Mayor, Ingram Balanker Collier III and wife Louisian Jones Collier. Carmine Collier became known as the wealthiest woman in Murfreesboro.

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