National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #1661
Subject/Title:
Engle, Katherine Hickman Stokes
Artist:Avent, Mayna Treanor
Date Created:ca. 1920
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:36 1/2 x 34
Image Dimensions:32 x 26 1/2
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Oval waist-length of subject facing slightly right with her head turned toward the front and her eyes looking up and over the viewer's right. Her hair is light brown, parted on the right, and falls in marcelled waves to her neck. She is wearing a low-cut short-sleeved sheer dress over a black bodice. The background is mottled tones of greens, blues, and yellows.
History of Work:Portrait has come down through the Stokes, Davis and Murfree families.
Notes:Born on February 18, 1892 and died on October 9, 1983. She was married to Thomas Ormsby Stokes until his death in 1930, after which she married Wills Taylor Engle.

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