National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #153
Subject/Title: Cheney, Sarah Anne Catherine Lawrence Morgan
Artist:Dodge, John Wood
Date Created:1852
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:2.25 x 1.75
Image Dimensions:2 x 1.5
Materials/Media:watercolor on ivory
Date Documented:5/5/2003
Condition:Excellent

Description:Oval miniature nearly frontal of a young woman in a white dress with a thin overlayer up to the neck. Her black straight hair is parted in the middle and pulled up and back. She is wearing a pair of earrings that are small hoops of silver. The background is a warm brown.
History:Painted posthumously from a carte-de-visite photograph.
Notes:Subject was born 11/1821 and died 9/15/1850. She married Charles John Cheney in Nashville, Tennessee 12/12/1839 and moved to Cheneyville, Louisiana. She died after the birth of their fifth daughter, Lizzie Cheney. More documentation in the file.

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