National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #785
Subject/Title:
Whitfield, Sarah
Artist:Cooper, Washington (attributed to)
Date Created:1856
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:64 X 54
Image Dimensions:49 X 38
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:12/16/2005
Condition:Excellent

Description:Front view of a seated young woman wearing a dark red, full-length off-the-shoulder dress with a creme colored shawl draped over both forearms. She is seated in a large green upholstered chair. The background appears to be a partially obscured large column
History of Work:The painting was restored about 1980. It reportedly was stored for over a hundred years in a closet in a home on Old Harding Road, Nashville.
Notes:The subject was from Williamson County, TN. She was the daughter of CSA Gen. Wilkins Whitfield. She married first Dr. McPhale and then a Mr. Nichol from Bellevue, TN.

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