National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #14
Subject/Title: Harwell, Evalina Weakley Douglass
Artist: Kellogg, Martin
Date Created:1936
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:43 x 37
Image Dimensions:34 x 29.5
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:5/7/2003
Condition:Excellent

Description:Seated three-quarter left profile of a mature woman wearing glasses and a dark blue velvet dress with jeweled catches on each shoulder and 2 long strands of pearls. Her hands are in her lap. The right background is an Oriental screen depicting a tree.
History:Artist lived at 4409 Harding Place and painted this portrait as a return favor for the room and board provided by the sitter's family.
Notes:Subject lived from 1874-1938. She married James Mitchell Douglass, a Sumner County judge and farmer at Cage's Bend. She had 2 children, the owner's mother and a son who became a doctor. After James Mitchell Douglass died, the subject married Samuel Knox Harwell of Davidson County.

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