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Belle Meade Country Club - Nashville, Tennessee


Portrait #1531
Subject/Title:
Washington, Mrs. George Augustine and son Robert Woods Washington
Artist:Hergesheimer, Ella Sophonisba 1873-1943
Date Created:ca. 1909
Owner/Location:Belle Meade Country Club
Nashville, TN
Frame Dimensions:66 x 50
Image Dimensions:
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:16 July 2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Lady seated in chair with a small boy standing to her left. The boy has his head resting on his hand.
History of Work:Signed in lower right hand corner "E. Sophonisba Hergesheimer"
Notes:Marina Woods, called "Queenie," was born in Nashville in 1868. She was the daughter of Robert F. Woods and Marina (Cheatham) Woods. She married George Augustine Washington, Jr. (1868-1926), and thereafter she was mistress of Washington Hall, her husband's large home and plantation at Cedar Hill, Robertson County. She died at the age of ninety-one in 1959 in New Orleans. She and her son are buried at Mt. Olivet in Nashville.

Exhibited at Portrait Painting in Tennessee at the Tennessee State Museum and at Cheekwood.

See Tennessee Historical Quarterly: Portrait Painting in Tennessee, Volume XLVI, Winter 1987, Number 4.


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