National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #390
Subject/Title: Webb, Carolyn Lefferts W127
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:ca. 1835
Owner/Location:Cheekwood Museum of Art
Nashville, TN
Frame Dimensions:NA
Image Dimensions:2.5 x 2
Materials/Media:watercolor on ivory
Date Documented:
Condition:Excellent

Description:Oval frontal waist-length of a young woman with dark ringlet curls that fall to her jawline. Her hair is also parted in the middle and piled in a pyramidal bun on top of her head. She is wearing a black dress with an open V-neck off-the-shoulder cut. She wears a small light-blue diamond-shaped broach at the V. Her dress is also embellished with a gold rectangle near the waist. Her eyes have a sallow look that suggests either romanticism or ill health. The image is in a red leather case.
History:Exhibited Huntsville 1996; Gibbes 2000

Possibly attributed to Shaver

Probably painted in E. Tennessee where it was purchased at a Scruggs family estate sale.
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