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Historic Carnton Plantation - Franklin, Tennessee


Portrait #981
Subject/Title:
McGavock Children
Artist:Cooper, William Browning
Date Created:ca. 1862
Owner/Location:Historic Carnton Plantation
1345 Carnton Lane
Franklin, TN 37064
Frame Dimensions:30 1/8 x 25 1/2
Image Dimensions:
Materials/Media:Oil on fabric
Date Documented:25 October 2007
Condition:Excellent

Description:Oval portrait of three children. They are all looking directly at the viewer. Their hair is parted in the middle and ranges from dark brown on the left to lighter shades on the other two. The three are supported by clouds at the bottom of the painting and all have white off-the-shoulder draped clothing. See notes for identities--painted posthumously.
History of Work:Descended through McGavock family.
Notes:Believed to be a posthumous portrait of (l-r) Mary Elizabeth (1851-1858), Martha (1849-1862), and John Randal (1854)--children of John and Carrie McGavock of Carnton.

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