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Portrait #1919
Frances Anne Foster Gilchrist
Subject/Title: Frances Anne Foster Gilchrist
(1825-1856)
Artist: Sykes, Maltby,
1911-1992
Cooper, W. B., . (copy after)
Date Created:ca. 1938
Owner/Location: Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:
Image Dimensions:30 x 36 in.
Materials/Media: Oil on Canvas
Date Documented:22 September 2016
Condition:Excellent

Description: Portrait of Mrs. Malcolm Joseph Gilchrist (Frances Anne Foster) facing forward, her gaze directed toward the viewer, her arms held at her waist. She wears a white off-the-shoulder dress with puffed sleeves and a pleated neckline. A small white shawl is draped over her arms and across her back. Her dark hair is parted in the middle and covers her ears. In the background there is a landscape.
History:Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Sykes, Maltby, Anonymous Collection, Statesboro, Georgia Nelson, David, until Nov. 15, 2014.

The artist titled the portrait "Lucilla" when the painting was placed on exhibition in NYC. The portrait is a copy of a mid 19th century portrait of Mrs. Malcolm Joseph Gilchrist of Courtland, Alabama painted by artist W. B. Cooper of Nashville, Tennessee.
Notes:

The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.

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