National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Out of State
Subject/Title:
Moore, Mary Elizabeth Portrait # 1882
Artist:Cooper?
Date Created:1848
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Out-of-State
Frame Dimensions:37 x 30
Image Dimensions:33 x 26
Materials/Media:Oil on Canvas, laid
Date Documented:18 March 2013
Condition:Fair

Description: Subject is a young woman, seated on a chair with the chair back barely visible behind her left arm and with her brown eyes looking directly at the viewer. She is facing three-quarter right, wearing a white, off the shoulder short-sleeved dress, and her dark hair is parted in the middle and pulled to the back over her ears with a sort of ornamental black tiara on the crown of her head. She is wearing many pieces of jewelry: a chain holding a large pearl-encrusted pendant and a pocket watch, pins at the sleeves of the dress, a pin on the pink sash at her waist, a bracelet with a red stone in gold setting, and two rings on her left hand. This hand is resting on a piece of paper with visible hand-writing, and she is holding a gold pen with her right hand. The background is a large painting of a landscape.
History of Work:
Notes: Mary Elizabeth Moore, born 1830 – died 1857 and lived in Columbia, Tenessee. She married A. D. Smith and was a member of the first graduating class of the "Tennessee Conference Female College," 1847, in Columbia, Tennessee.

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