National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #102
Subject/Title: Wells, Lula
Artist:Clendening, W. A.
Date Created:1877
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:30 x 25.5
Image Dimensions:26 x 21.5
Materials/Media:oil on paper
Date Documented:7/17/2003
Condition:Good

Description:Hip-length frontal of a young girl, age 4 or 5, in a white dress with a pink and blue sash. She is holding a small bouquet with two pink rose buds with her left hand. Her right hand seems to be in a pocket. A large dark-shaped object is on her right. Her straight dark hair is parted in the middle.
History:Posthumously painted in Hendersonville, Tennessee, as the subject died at age 4 or 5 from diptheria in Sumner County, Tennessee.
Notes:Subject was the daughter of Dr. & Mrs. H. I. Wells and is the owner's cousin.

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