National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #1928
Ann Eliza Brooks Kirby
Subject/Title:
Kirby, Ann Eliza Brooks
Artist: Unknown
Date Created:October 12, 1870
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:33 x 41.5
Image Dimensions:
Materials/Media:Oil on Canvas
Date Documented:25 October 2018
Condition:Excellent

Description: An oval, waist-length portrait of a dark-haired young woman in a wedding dress and veil. She is facing three-quarter left and looking directly at the viewer. The veil looks like a crown and allows her hair to show at the top of the head and behind the ear where the hair is pulled back and flows down her back. The high collared dress has a bow embellishing it on her left shoulder, and she is wearing drop earrings.
History of Work:The portrait is one of a set of wedding portraits of John Kirby and his wife Eliza Brooks. They have been owned by the family since they were commissioned.
Notes:The portrait is of Ann Eliza Brooks Kirby of Memphis, TN

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