National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #938
Subject/Title:
Lady with Bird
Artist:Unsigned primitive
Date Created:mid-19th Century
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:22" x 26"
Image Dimensions:17 3/4" x 22"
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:1 October 2007
Condition:Excellent

Description:Primitive nearly waist-lenght oil of elderly lady wearing a dark dress with a lace shawl and elaborate lace headcovering over her barely visible gray hair. The headcovering is decorated with a gold ribbon and bow, and the lace of the shawl is repeated in the white bodice and deep cuffs of the dress. She has a bird perched on her right hand, and she is looking directly at the viewer.
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