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Portrait #97
Subject/Title: Porter, "Little Martha"(?)
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:ca. 1870?
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:33 x 29
Image Dimensions:23 x 19.5
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:7/2/2003
Condition:Excellent

Description:Waist-length nearly frontal of a young girl in a brown dress with a white lace collar who is adorned with jewelry: earrings, a bracelet on her left arm, and a plain godl ring on each hand. Her light brown hair is parted in the middle and her left hand holds a small spray of flowers.
History:Work was fire damaged ca. 1996 and was subsequently cleaned by Lyzon.
Notes:Sitter may be Martha, daughter of Alexander James Porter and his first wife, which may account for the wedding-type rings on each hand (Porter remarried.)

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