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Portrait #274
Subject/Title: Williams, Bobby
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:1862
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:29 x 25
Image Dimensions:21 x 17
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:1/27/2004
Condition:Good

Description:Oval of a child, aged approximately 2. Frontal view is nearly surrounded by clouds, revealing only the head, shoulders, and upper chest. No article of clothing or jewelry is visible. His light blond hair falls in straight shafts on his forehead and his large, wideset eyes look straight ahead.
History:Canvas has a patched tear in the upper right. Work was likely a posthumous tribute.
Notes:Subject (1860-1862) was the son of Dr. Robert N. Williams and Mary Matilda (Morgan) Williams. He was the grandson of Samuel Dold Williams.

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