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Portrait #161
Subject/Title: Palmer, Mrs. Horace Edward
Artist:Newman, Willie Betty
Date Created:1920
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:34 x 29
Image Dimensions:30 x 25
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:8/7/2003
Condition:Excellent

Description:Waist-length frontal view of an older woman whose graying hair is piled softly on her head. She is wearing a dark jacket or dress with an inset or blouse of soft white and a close-fitting necklace of pearls (?).

Artist's signature in red on lower right
History:Restored by Ned Crouch of Clarksville ca. 1990.
Notes:Willie T. Mason, daughter of William Taylor Mason, and his wife, Margaret Ballentine Mason, was born in 1855 and died December 4, 1916.. Miss Willie married, on May 15, 1879, Horace Edward Palmer of Murfreesboro. Her mother, a widow, married her husband's father, Brig. Gen. Joseph B. Palmer on June 16, 1869.

Owner is subject's great-granddaughter.


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