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Portrait #178
Subject/Title: Palmer, Ann Maria Tillou
Artist:Clendening, W.A.
Date Created:1884
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:36 x 31
Image Dimensions:27 x 21
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:12/31/2003
Condition:Good

Description:Oval full frontal of an older woman wearing a lace bonnet and collar on a black dress. A rectangular black broach is at the throat. She has blue eyes and dark brown hair parted in the middle.
History:Work was done from a daguerreotype (inposssession of the owner) where the subject appears to be about age 50. The owner has much documentation for this portrait and many personal effects belonging to the subject including her Bible, cap, etc.
Notes: Subject was born June 16, 1801 in New Paltz, Ulster County. New York, and was the mother of James Tillou Palmer who built 4412 Warner Place, where the portrait is located. James Palmer was a Union soldier who remained in the area after the war, building one of the first houses in Belle Meade. Subject was the wife of Lockwood Palmer (1793-1865), and she lived at Four Corners in Cayuga County, New York.

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