National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #193
Subject/Title: Kelley, Sarah Donelson ca. 1916
Artist:Cowan, Sarah Eakin 1875-1958
Date Created:ca. 1920
Owner/Location:Cheekwood Museum of Art
Nashville, TN
Frame Dimensions:NA
Image Dimensions:3 7/8" x 2 7/8"
Materials/Media:watercolor on ivory
Date Documented:2/22/2004
Condition:Excellent

Description:Gold plated on copper, modern replacement by Weibold
History:Painted in Nashville, Tennessee. Sarah Kelley graduated from Peabody College about 1935, failed to find work, did not marry, suffered a nervous breakdown and entered Central State Hospital where she died while still in her twenties (from Jane Harper, a great-niece of the artist).

Exhibited in January,1992 at American Society of Miniature Artists 23rd Annual Exhibit

October 1921, NYC (per Lewis Rabbage)./Huntsville 1996/Gibbes 2000 ..Illus. in Huntsville Catalog..
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