National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #983
Subject/Title:
Walker, Mary Ellen Swepson
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:unknown
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:21 x 17 1/2
Image Dimensions:19 x 15 1/2
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:21 October 2007
Condition:Excellent

Description:Oval of a young woman in a low-cut black dress with black lace trimming the edge of the bodice. Her dark hair is parted in the middle and swoops down, covering her ears. She is looking directly at the viewer.
History of Work:Original painting was cut down to present size in 1960s. Frame was new then.
Notes:Subject was born in 1831 and died after 1872. She is the great-grandmother of the current owner.

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