National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #1496
Subject/Title:
Wemyss, Ellen Stokes More
Artist:Williams, Charles Sneed
Date Created:1939
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:56 x 44
Image Dimensions:47 1/2 x 35 1/2
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:2 June 2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Miss Ellen was sitting on a red wingback chair with a black cloth behind her. She wears a white formal gown, a white lace shawl flows from behind her over her right arm and to the floor. Her gown is accented in front with a green floral accent. She wears a double strand of pearls. Her dark brown hair is parted in the middle.
History of Work:Well-known painter who worked in the United Kingdom before WWII and after. He was from Kentucky. Portrait was painted in Walter Stokes home on Hillsboro Road in Nashville, Tennessee.
Notes:A lady whose great reputation preceded her. Born 9 February 1895, she saw Tennessee's Centennial and Bi-Centennial. She was comfortable with the simple things of life and well as the new, high tech inventions like cars, airplanes, radios and TVs, electricity, computers, men landing on the moon, and especially women in leadership positions. She was a hard worker and historic preservationist. Were it not for Miss Ellen, many of the historic sites and houses in Sumner County might not exist in their present conditions. Her home at Fairvue in Gallatin being only one example. She had one son, Livingfield More of Franklin, Tennessee. She died 4 June 2001, age 106.

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