National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #1243
Subject/Title:
Dickey, Susan Eleanor Poston
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:1892
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:31 x 28
Image Dimensions:11 x 19
Materials/Media:Charcoal on paper
Date Documented:20 April 2008
Condition:Good

Description:Subject is facing nearly left profile and looking in that direction. Her light brown hair is pulled back behind her visible left ear, and possibly arranged in a loose bun at her neck. Her long, leg-of mutton-sleeved dress is ruffled white lace at the shoulders with an elaborate embroided high neckline and echoing embroidery down what is visible of the bodice.
History of Work:Portrait of owner's maternal grandmother, probably made in Houston, TX.
Notes:Subject was born in 1872, married in 1892 in Houston, TX, and died September 21, 1934 in Nashville, TN. She is buired in Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, Nashville, TN.

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