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James K. Polk Ancestral Home Collection
Columbia, Tennessee
Portrait #419
Subject/Title:
Polk, Sarah Childress
Artist:Dury, George
Date Created:unknown
Owner/Location:James K. Polk Ancestral Home
301-305 W. Seventh St.
Columbia, TN 38402
931-388-2354
www.jameskpolk.com/new/
Frame Dimensions:NA
Image Dimensions:NA
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:12/14/2004
Condition:

Description:Three-quarter length rectangle of woman in a light maroon dress and headdress. She has a dark lace shawl. The profile is nearly frontal with more of her right side revealed. Her left hand rests on (a table?) and her right hangs at her side. Light brown curls reach her jawline.
History of Work:Dury copied the head of a Healy portrait and added the knee-length figure for presentation to the White House. This work is a reduced version done for Mrs. Polk.
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