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Portrait #208
Subject/Title: Hightower, Sarah Clements
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:ca. 1820s
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:41 x 35
Image Dimensions:28 x 24
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:1/31/2004
Condition:Good

Description:In waist-length oval, a young woman in a white dress trimmed with deep coral and blue ribbons. She is also wearing a tiara and long earrings. The background, especially visible on the left, contains a sunset and two entertwined trees on the back of a lake.
History:A copy by Jamie Tippens of Memphis, who was the owner's grandmother's cousin. See Note Below.
Notes:Subject was the daughter of a wealthy Williamson County farmer, and was the mother of Adelicia Acklen. (note from email to site: "Jamie Tippens was my mother, and I grew up with this portrait hanging over the fireplace in our home on 15th Ave. So., within sight of aunt Adelicia's home, Bellmont. My mother may have copied this, but I know this to be the original, as she was very proud of it. We lived in Nashville, not Memphis, Tennessee. Sara Clements Hightower was my great great grandmother.")

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