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Watercolor on ivory miniature portrait of a dark-haired lady, believed to be Nancy Watkins Davis Hicks (1806-1830), wearing a black dress with lace trimmed v-neck collar and teardrop amethyst earrings; her hair swept up in an elaborate comb; against a blue background. Bronze colored decorative metal frame contains a lock of hair verso. 2 7/8" x 2 3/8". Comes in an antique clamshell case with silk cover and velvet lining. Nancy Watkins Davis was the son of early Middle Tennessee settler John Davis. She married Edward Dickson Hicks Sr. (1802-1839) and died a few months after the birth of their son, Edward Dickson Hicks II (who was raised by his grandparents). Provenance: the estate of Sarah Hunter Hicks Green, formerly of Historic Devon Farm, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Some deterioration at left and right edges, not affecting subject. A few very small minor imperfections are visible under magnification of the hair area. Oxidation to frame. Silk covering of case is tattered, velvet interior worn.