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Portrait #16
Subject/Title: Lusk, Matilde Fairfax
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:unknown
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:36 x 30.5
Image Dimensions:29 x 24.5
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:6/4/2003
Condition:Good

Description:Waist-length seated frontal view of young woman in black dress with a lace ""v"" at cleavage. Her dark hair is parted slightly on her left side, and substantial locks frame her cheeks to near jaw-level. Her eyes are dark, wide-set, and large.
History:
Notes:Subject is owner's great-grandmother. Subject married Robert Lusk. The Lusk home was at 7th and Union streets in Nashville near the former James K. Polk home. The Lusk property was sold to the YMCA.

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