National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















                   Portrait #1291
Subject/Title:
Unknown Girl
"Death Portrait"
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:unknown
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:35 x 31
Image Dimensions:24 x 18 1/2
Materials/Media:Pastel on canvas
Date Documented:18 April 2008
Condition:Good
(smear on face)

Description:A young girl with white dress and white bow on top and behind her head. She has dark hair. The image has a secondary "ghost effect" image.
History of Work:Pastel portrait (death painting) of a young girl who looks eerily like the owner's daughter at about the same age. A framed photo of this daughter was placed on the mantle near the portrait and sometime during the night the photograph inexplicably fell off the mantle breaking the glass across her face, much like the smear on the portrait.
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