National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #580
Subject/Title:
Hayes, Emily McGavock (sister of Cynthia McGavock Pointer)
Artist:Unknown-Itinerant Artist
Date Created:unknown
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:39 X 34
Image Dimensions:29 1/2 X 24 1/4
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:11/12/2004
Condition:Excellent

Description:Subject has black hair parted in middle with curls pulled behind her head longer than shoulder length. Her brown eyes gaze intently at the artist. Her face is oval-shaped and her jaw is smaller than her sister's. Her grey velvet dress is decorated with lace around the scooped neckline and there is lace on the straight sleeves above her elbow. Her hands are folded at the wrist and she is holding a red book. She is seated on a black leather or horsehair sofa with wood framing on arms and along the back. Her dress has soft vertical folds on bodice and skirt.
History of Work:Anne P. Lowe inherited from her mother, Margaret Hayes Powell (Mrs. Ferdinand Powell) of Johnson City, TN Emily was Margaret's grandmother. Emily was the daughter of Lysander and Elizabeth McGavock who built "Midway" now the centerpiece of Brentwood County Club. The McGavocks came to Brentwood from Max Meadows, VA
Notes: Companion piece to that of her sister, Cynthia McGavock Pointer, Portrait #579.

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