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Portrait #350
Subject/Title: McAwly, Mrs. Temora (?)
Artist:Marra, John
Date Created:1804
Owner/Location:Cheekwood Museum of Art
Nashville, TN
Frame Dimensions:NA
Image Dimensions:2 3/8" diameter
Materials/Media:watercolor on ivory
Date Documented:2/22/2004
Condition:Excellent

Description:Frame is original gold plated on copper with fully glassed back enclosing a strand of brown hair over silk. It has a very unusual pasteboard case with embossed and applied decoration. On the case is written in contemporary ink "Mrs McAwly / Temora"

Young woman with light brown curls pasted to her forhead and piled atop her head. She is wearing a simple white v-neck collarless dress, pinned at the nadir of the v-line. Her eyes are large and blue.
History:Painted in New York City.

Exhibited Huntsville 1996; Gibbes 2000

Illus. Huntsville catalog.
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