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Portrait #1861
Subject/Title:
Hankins, Sophia Maude McGhee
Artist: Hankins, Cornelius
Date Created:unknown
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:42 x 33 1/2
Image Dimensions:36 1/2 x 28 1/2
Materials/Media:Oil on Canvas
Date Documented:27 May 2012
Condition:Excellent

Description: Portrait of Sophia Maude McGhee (McGehee) Hankins, wife of Cornelius Hankins when Sophia was about 3 years old. She has blonde hair, is wearing a white dress with blue ribbons on the short sleeves, and has blue shoes on her crossed feet. She is seated in a child's chair and facing the viewer. Her left hand is at her neck and her right holds a basket of flowers.
History of Work:Hankins SignaturePortrait was painted by Cornelius Hankins from a tintype photograph of Sophia at about 3 years old. The portrait was purchased from a Hankins descendent in 2011, and was accompanied by a letter from a daughter of Cornelius and Sophia Hankins, passing down the portrait and explaining the above history. The letter is undated, but is obviously 40 to 50 years old.
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