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Tennessee oil on canvas portrait of a child, Hetty McEwen, attributed to Washington Bogart Cooper (1801-1889). The little girl is depicted seated on the ground and holding a rose in one hand, a basket of roses in the other hand, landscape visible in the background. Unsigned. Mid 19th century. Original giltwood molded oval frame with floral and intertwined cord moldings. Sight: 35 1/4" H x 28 1/4" W. Framed: 44 1/2" H x 36 3/4" W x 3 3/4" D. Note: There were two Hetty (also spelled Hettie) McEwens in the family in which this painting descended, either of whom could be the subject of this painting. One was born June 28, 1840 to mother Hetty Montgomery Kennedy McEwen and father Robert Houston McEwen of Nashville, noted Unionists; the other was born 1869 to the couple's son Robert Houston McEwen Jr. and his wife, Lucy Putnam McEwen. Descended in the subject's family to present Nashville consignor, along with the portrait of a woman in black dress, also offered in this auction. Many of the family's papers are now in the collection of the University of Virginia Library: http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=uva-sc/viu00029.xml Condition: Relined, with some inpaint or overpaint visible under blacklight at left side of subject's face. Original frame has been regilded. CONDITION: Relined, with some inpaint or overpaint visible under blacklight at left side of subject's face. Original frame has been regilded.