National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #491
Subject/Title:
Gause, Juvinnila Eliza "Portia" Davis
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:ca. 1890-95
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:39 x 34
Image Dimensions:29.5 x 24
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:10/3/2004
Condition:Excellent

Description:Bust-length near frontal of a woman with blue eyes and wavy dark brown hair. She wears a lace collar on her black dress. The lace is secured by an oblong black and gold brooch. The background is a sea-foam green.
History of Work:Restored by Cumberland Art Conservation Center in 1995.
Notes:Subject lived from 1841-1921. Her husband founded the Springfield Herald newspaper, Springfield, TN. More information on file.

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