National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #1424
Subject/Title:
Cold, Cold World - Henry Govan
Artist:Govan, Francis (Frank) Hawks
Date Created:1971
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:1/4" frame support
Image Dimensions:6' 8" x 40"
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:19 May 2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Portrait of artist's son at age 12, on the threshold of adolescence, standing in a field with hands in his trouser pockets. He is wearing brown shoes, a light colored jacket with collar turned up in back, a dark green cap with ear muffs, and has blond hair.
History of Work:
Notes:Frank Govan (1916-2000) taught in art department at the University of Memphis for about 30 years. Subject and his wife Angela operate Govan's Coffee Shop & Salon in Gallatin, Tennessee

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