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Belmont Mansion - Nashville, Tennessee


Portrait #2001
Subject/Title:
Baker, Eva Snowden
[1856-1939]
Artist:Ligon, Gladys Wear
[1892-1987]
Date Created:ca. 1940
Owner/Location:Belmont Mansion
1900 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37212
615-460-5459
Frame Dimensions:25" x 10"
Image Dimensions:20" x 15"
Materials/Media:Pastel on paper
Date Documented:3 March 2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Bust length portrait of an older African-American woman facing slightly right and looking to the left. She is wearing a green patterned turban and a blue and brown striped dress with a deep white shawl or collar at the neckline.
History of Work:Portrait may have been done from a photograph. This portrait was commissioned by Ellen Wemyss to hang at Fairvue.
Notes:Eva Baker worked for Adelicia. The Baker and Snowden families were slaves of Isaac Franklin and Adelicia Acklen.

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