National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #463
Subject/Title:
Polk, Mary Brown
Artist:Avent, Mayna Treanor
Date Created:ca. 1920
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:38.5 x 33
Image Dimensions:29.5 x 24
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:10/14/2004
Condition:Good

Description:Oval of a woman with wavy light brown hair parted in the middle and worn shouldler length. She is wearing an off-the-shoulder light blue gossamer gown. A drape hangs over her right shoulder.
History of Work:On the reverse is "After Cooper by Mayna T. Avent." A copy of a work by Cooper. Owner has another canvas of this subject as an older woman.
Notes:Subject lived from 1831-1910.

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