National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #970
Subject/Title:
Smith, Elizabeth Netherland Heiskell
Artist:Wilkes, Susan
Date Created:1934
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:42" x 31 1/2"
Image Dimensions:
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:20 October 2007
Condition:Excellent

Description:Full-length portrait of a young girl with upswept brown hair, parted in the middle. She is wearing a pink dress and is perched on a windowseat reading a book that she holds in her left hand. Her right hand is visible on her lap and holds what might be a white lacy handkerchief. There is a potted plant also on the window seat, and the sky outside the window is a bright blue with a few fleecy clouds. The color of the drape behind the subject echoes the color of her three-quarter-sleeved, scoop-necked dress.
History of Work:Portrait now owned by subject's grand-daughter
Notes:Subject born 28 December 1881 - died 20 April 1977

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