National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #1691
Subject/Title:
Lytle, (Mrs.) Lavinia Jane Dashiell
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:ca 1840
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:
Image Dimensions:30 x 26
Materials/Media:Oil
Date Documented:10 September 2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Seated near three-quarter length portrait of subject facing three-quarter left and wearing a dark off-the-shoulder dress with cap sleeves. Her hands are folded at her waist, left over right, and she holds a single pink flower in her left hand. Her chair is upholstered in red, and she has a white fringed stole behind her back and under her arms. Her dark hair is parted in the middle; she wears drop earrings; and her gaze is directed toward the viewer. The background is the blue and rose colors of the sunset grounded below by trees and hills in the distance.
History of Work:
Notes:Great, Great Aunt of owner. Subject was the daughter of Rev. Alfred Henry Dashiell (1794-1882); wife of Dr. William H. Lytle. Subject is half-sister of Mary C. Lytle Ledbetter.

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