National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #1277
Subject/Title:
Harris, Sallie Wiles King
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:1851-55
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:37 x 32
Image Dimensions:25 x 21 Oval
Materials/Media:Oil on paper board
Date Documented: 26 April 2008
Condition:Good

Description:The brown-eyed native of Burkesville, KY is portrayed with raven hair scalloped at her cheek and skimming the delicate lace collar affixed with a cerulean velvet bow.
History of Work:The painting is one of a pair (see Josiah Harris). The portrait was passed down through Josiah Harris' descendants to the present owner; the subject was the owner's great-great paternal grandmother.
Notes:Subject was born 20 November 1819 and died 27 January 1876. She is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, KY. Mentioned in History of Kentucky by W. H. Perrin, p. 667.

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