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Object Name Painting
Title Robert E. Lee
Catalog Number 0985.06.00129
Description Oil on canvas portrait painting, unfinished, of a older male subject, shown in three-quarter pose, bust profile. The subject is wearing a Confederate uniform and is looking out directly at the viewer.
Material paint (oil); textile (canvas); wood
Dimensions H-26.5 W-20 inches
Made Elizabeth Herselius Murray
Provenance The portrait's subject is Gen. Robert E. Lee. Painted by Elizabeth Herselius Murray.

"An unmounted and unfinished portrait of Gen. R. E. Lee, done by Miss Herelius Murray, sister of the three Murray brothers of Company A, Maryland Regiment. When Captain William H. Murray was killed at Gettysburg, she went on and found his body and had it sent home. She stayed on and worked in the field hospital." (accession ledger)
People Lee, Robert E.
Murray, Elizabeth Herelius
Subjects Art