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Object Name Painting
Title Mrs. Jefferson Davis (Varina Howell Davis)
Catalog Number 0985.07.00127
Date 1899
Description Oil on canvas portrait painting of Varina Davis seated before a table on which there is an arrangement of flowers and an open book on which her hands rest; her left hand holds a cane.
Material paint (oil); textile (canvas); wood
Dimensions H-23.5 W-16.5 inches
Made Ruth Payne Burgess
Provenance Portrait of Varina Davis painted from life by Ruth Payne Burgess in 1899 during a summer spent in Montpelier, Vermont with the artist and her husband. Mrs. Davis considered it the best likeness she ever had done.
People Davis, Varina Banks Howell [Mrs. Jefferson]
Howell, Varina Banks
Burgess, Ruth Payne
Subjects women