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Portrait #201
Subject/Title: McIlvain, Sarah Beatty
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:1895
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:3.75 x 2.75
Image Dimensions:2.5 x 2
Materials/Media:watercolor on ivory
Date Documented:3/1/2004
Condition:Fair

Description:Frontal of an older woman with white hair and brown eyes. The dominant clothing is a black lace veil worn away from the face and gathered at the neck with a silver broach in the design of a six-petaled flower.
History:Work was most likely created in Paris, France while her husband was the American ambassador to France.

From the home of Frances Montgomery, owner's grandmother.
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