National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #1654
Subject/Title:
Currin, Elizabeth Jenkins
Artist:Cooper, William
Date Created:ca. 1830
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:39 x 34 1/2
Image Dimensions:29 1/2 x 24 1/2
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Subject is seated and wearing a black dress with a white collar and white bonnet tied with a bow uner her chin. Only her left hand is visible. Her dark hair is parted in the middle and revealed slightly in front of her bonnet.
History of Work:Passed through the Currin, Bell and Murfree families.
Notes:Subject born in Williamson County Tennessee in 1794. She married Jonathan Currin in Williamson County in 1813. Mr. Currin built a mansion on the south side of Murfreesboro, of which Elizabeth was Mistress, as well as several buildings on the East side of the public square which still exist.

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