National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #687
Subject/Title:
Hunt, Mary (Polly) Wade 1735-1835
Artist:Shannon, E. Hampton
Date Created:unknown
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:35 X 31
Image Dimensions:25 X 21
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:11/14/2004
Condition:Excellent

Description:Young woman standing, seen just above the knee, turned slightly to left. Wearing black dress with white collar and lace edge. Rose-colored stole draped over left arm and held by right hand. Left hand holds 2 red rosebuds. She is wearing pearls and dangling pearl earrings and a long cord around neck with round hanging disk. She has black hair and brown eyes.
History of Work: Subject lived in North Carolina where her husband, Memucan Hunt, was the State Treasurer. She is owner's great-great-great grandmother.
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