National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #204
Subject/Title: Hayes, Thomas Pointer
Artist:Cooper, Washington B. (?) or unknown
Date Created:ca. 1862
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:78 x 60
Image Dimensions:60 x 48
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:12/20/2003
Condition:Excellent

Description:Full-length of a young boy dressed in a blue jacket, white shirt and tan-knee-length pants trimmed in lace who is holding a dog collar, presumably for the spaniel at his right. The background is a cloudy warm-toned sky and the setting is on a balcony with an urn of vines on the left.
History:The subject died at age four, so it is likely this was a posthumous commemorative painting. The owner also mentioned that the family lore also includes the possibility that this was done by an itinerant painter.
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