National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #164
Subject/Title: Perkins, Eliza Fearn
Artist:Cooper, Washington B.
Date Created:ca. 1834?
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:46 x 38
Image Dimensions:36 x 27.5
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:11/15/2003
Condition:Fair

Description:Slightly left profile of a woman in a lace bonnet and collar that extends to her bustline. She is wearing a black dress and her hands are clasped together just under her bustline.
History:Was perhaps painted after subject's marriage in 1834. Work would benefit from cleaning and repair of surface cracks, but image is intact and canvas has no visible tears.
Notes:Subject married James F. May in 1834. Owner also has a portrait of this individual, but it was not available at the time to be photographed. He is willing to include it at a later date.

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