National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #1651
Subject/Title:
Murfree, Sally Brickell
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:late 1700s
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:39 x 34
Image Dimensions:29 x 24
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:2008
Condition:Good

Description:Subject is an older woman seated facing three-quarter right on a red-upholstered, high-backed armchair. She is wearing a very dark dress with a white lace-edged collar, and her eyes are turned to look directly at the viewer. Her white bonnet has ruffles over the ears, a smooth top, and is fastened with a band under her chin. Her dark hair is barely visible at the front of the bonnet.
History of Work:Portrait has come down through the Murfree family.
Notes:Subject was born July 19, 1757 and was the daughter of Matthias Brickell and Rachel de Noailles. Her grandfather, Reverend Matthias Bricknell, was an Episcopal Priest and was born in England. He came to North Carolina in 1724. Subject married Col. Hardy Murfree.

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