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Portrait #224
Subject/Title: Gaither, Varina Banks Stanton
Artist:Cooper, William
Date Created:ca. mid-1800s
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:48 x 37.5
Image Dimensions:35 x 28
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:1/13/2004
Condition:Excellent

Description:Woman seated in red chair with her right arm resting on a side table. Dressed in a white lace dress, cinched at the waist with a pink ribbon, she has dark brown hair parted in the middle that falls in long sausage-roll curls on either side of her face.  Her eyes are dark brown and her hands are clasped in her lap.  Her left ring finger has a gold band on it.
History:Was cleaned by Cumberland Art Conservation.
Notes:Subject (11/29/1829-1923 in Nashville) lived in Natchez and was married to Horace Gaither, portrait # 223, at "Cherokee" in Natchez on 2/19/1852. They lived on a plantation called "Arnaudlia" in Louisiana, south of Vidalia. The subject was the daughter of Frederic Stanton, a Natchez millionaire who built Stanton Hall there, a featured site on the pilgrimage list.  See Buntin file for more info.

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