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Portrait #305
Subject/Title: Washington, Mary Eliza
Artist:Dodge, John Wood 1807-1893
Date Created:1842, April 25
Owner/Location:Cheekwood Museum of Art
Nashville, TN
Frame Dimensions:NA
Image Dimensions:2 1/2" x 2"
Materials/Media:watercolor on ivory
Date Documented:2/22/2004
Condition:Excellent

Description:Frame is plain gilded copper.

Oval of a child, aged 8, who has very short blond hair, large blue eyes, and a diminshed sickly pallor. Dressed in white, pink clouds and blue sky are in the background, as is a hint of green..
History:A pencil inscription on a paper in the back says "Painted by John W.Dodge (after death) Nashville Ten. April 25th 1842; Likeness of daughter of Thos. Washington Esqr." Mary Eliza's obituary appeared in the Nashville Whig on 27 January 1842.

Exhibited Gibbes 2000

Illus. 15 January 1999 - 2000 Christies Auction Catalog - Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Spring 2000
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