National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #1702
Subject/Title:
Mary & Fanny Murfree (Murfree, Mary Noailles; Murfree, Fanny Dickinson)
Artist:Cooper, W.
Date Created:1852
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:55 x 45
Image Dimensions:49 1/2 x 39
Materials/Media:Oil
Date Documented:23 August 2008
Condition:Good

Description:Two girls, older one seated. Both are wearing white dresses. The smaller girl is standing to the right of the older girl, and her dress is short revealing her bare feet. Her left knee is on the right knee of her sister. Both girls have their hair parted in the middle, the younger with light brown and the older with dark brown hair--both with ringlets falling over their ears. There is a straw hat with blue ribbon upside down in the grass to the right of the girls, and the background shows clouds and sky and the rest of the vista connected to the grass in the foreground.
History of Work:
Notes:Mary Noailles Murfree 1850-1922, older sister of Fanny Dickinson Mufree 1846-1841, Daughters of William Law Murfree and Priscilla Dickinson. Mary was a southern author who wrote under the pen name of Charles Egbert Craddock.

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