An anonymous Nashville cutting in the artist’s papers dated Saturday Evening, April 18, 1903 describes the picture as ‘…less than three-quarters in length and she will be represented in a white satin brocade, somewhat quaint and artistic in cut, with a garniture of real lace around a square neck and close fitting elbow sleeves.’ Bust length, oval, dressed in white with long string of pearls and a pink rose corsage. Oil on canvas, 23×19.5ins, signed lower right. Cut down perhaps?
Private Collection (See: Tennessee Portrait Project of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in Tennessee and Tennessee State Museum Foundation).
The Nashville American, April 5, 1903
Town Topics, May 7, 1903.
The sitter was born 21 March 1872 and died 17 October 1963.
Painted in April 1903.
Restored by Sandor Bodo in the 1980s.