National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee
















Out of State
Portrait #1876


Subject/Title:
Longmire, Hannah Bogart
Artist: Cooper, William Browning
Date Created:ca. 1840
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:3 inch round
Image Dimensions:3 inch round
Materials/Media:Oil (?) on Horn
Date Documented:2 October 2012
Condition:Fair

Description: Bust miniature of older woman facing three-quarter right with eyes directed toward the viewer. She is wearing a white hat, ruched around the face, and her hair is nearly obscured. The cap is secured by a black bow at the neck, and she is wearing some sort of dark garment or shawl with a small v-neck.
History of Work: Miniature of Hannah Bogart painted by William Browning Cooper (son of Elizabeth Bogart Cooper, sister of Hannah). After the Civil War, the portrait was kept by the Cooper family.

The inscription was written by owner's mother, who was a grand-daughter of Jonathan James Cooper, brother of Washington Bogart Cooper and William Browning Cooper. The brothers were sons of James Cooper and Elizabeth Bogart Cooper. Owner's mother was Mabel Walker who married Sterling Aubrey Turner. Her mother was Sallie Ann Cooper who married George Kells Walker of Shelby County, Tennessee.
Notes: Hannah and Elizabeth Bogart were daughters of Samuel Bogart (b1724 NJ – d1807 TN) and his wife Catherine Range (b1741 NJ – d1826 TN). The Bogart/Bogaert family of Holland migrated to NY/New Amsterdam in the early 1600s. Less is known about the Range family. The Cooper family moved to Tennessee from Virginia after the Revolutionary War. James Cooper's father was Abraham Cooper who married a Miss Browning – probably the the source of William Browning Cooper's middle name.

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