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Portrait #94
Subject/Title: Overton, Mrs. Jackson May (Nannie Hensley) 1855-1890
Artist:Dodge, John Wood
Date Created:1890 October
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:25 x 21
Image Dimensions:21 x 17.5
Materials/Media:oil (?) on paper
Date Documented:7/8/2003
Condition:Good

Description:Waist-length three-quarters right profile of a young woman in a tan and white patterned high-collared dress. Her light brown hair has small curls that frame her face and the rest of her hair is pulled up. A small spray of orange blossoms is in the foreground. Bottom left is signed "J. W. Dodge 1890."
History:A handwritten note is attached to the back: "Likeness of Mrs. May Overton of Nashville, Tennessee. Painted by John W. Dodge at Pomona, Tenn Octr. 1890. Age of the artist, 83 years."
Notes:Sitter died March 1890, so this is a posthumous work.

Work had insect damage that was repaired by Lyzon in 1990.


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