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Out of State
Portrait #1237
Subject/Title:
Williams, Mildred & Morgan
Artist:Cooper, Washington
Date Created:mid-1880s
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Out of State
Frame Dimensions:57 x 47
Image Dimensions:47 x 35 3/4
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented: 14 April 2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:The boy is seated on the right. The girl is standing next to him, leaning slightly, with her left arm resting on the back of his chair. She has curly reddish brown hair and is wearing a short lace dress over light blue lining. She is holding two roses in her left hand and a basket of roses in her right hand. Her high button boots and stockings are also light blue. The boy has dark hair and eyes. He is wearing a dark grey jacket with wide white cotton ruffled edge collar and light blue bow. His short pants are also dark. His mid-calf socks are tan and his shoes are black. Both children have fair skin and rosy cheeks. Ages are approximately 5 or 6 for the boy and 7 or 8 for the girl.
History of Work:Another portion of this original painting included the oldest child, Saidee Williams.
Notes:The children are Mildred "Millie" Hopson Williams (1874-1907) and Samuel Morgan Williams (1876-1939) They are the 2nd and 3rd children born to John Phillip Williams (1848-1921) and his wife Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" Slaughter Cheney (1850-1893). Mildred married Calvin Goodloe, who died in 1934, single without issue. Morgan married Fannie Rhea Frith and had one daughter, Leland, who died as a young adult. The eldest Williams child was Sarah "Saidee" Gladys Cheney Williams (1872-1963) who married Jesse Maxwell Overton (1863-1920). The other children were: John Phillip Williams, Jr. (1878-1954), Baxter Williams (1880-1887), and Edward Leland Williams (1882-1905). Prior to 1889 the Williams family home was located on Spruce Street between Church and Broad in Nashville.

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