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Portrait #54
Subject/Title: Unknown African-American woman
Artist:Weeden, Howard
Date Created:ca. 1890
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:14.75 x 1.75
Image Dimensions:8.25 x 4.75
Materials/Media:watercolor on paper
Date Documented:6/3/2003
Condition:Excellent

Description:Oval, bust-length over-the-shoulder left profile of an older African-American woman wearing a white blouse or dress with a bandana of pink and white tied at the neck. Her hair is obscured by a loosely patterned yellow and white bandana.

On the reverse is noted "'Mrs. Crocket' glass 35 cents"
History:Cleaned by David Swift.

Purchased from a Murfreesboro woman (Mrs. Crockett?) through Elder's Bookstore, Nashville.

Artist was from Huntsville, AL.
Notes:Permission to reproduce by request only.

This is companion piece to portrait #53, "Unknown African-American man."

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