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Oil on Canvas portrait of a dark haired lady holding a fan, unsigned, attributed to George Dury (Tennessee, 1817-1894). Subject's dark hair is upswept with a rose, a string of pearls and a mantilla, and she is clothed in an off the shoulder dark dress with lace trim. Subject is holding a closed gold colored fan in her right hand, and is set against a dark brown curtain. Housed in a gilt frame with gold mat and oval shaped opening. Sight – 28" H x 22 1/4" W. Framed – 40 1/2" H x 35 1/4" W. Note: This painting can be seen in an article discussing the art and furnishings of Historic Devon Farm Plantation that appeared in The Tennessean newspaper on Sunday, October 2, 1977. The subject is identified in Sarah Hunter Hicks Greens' notes as Pauline Giers, wife of Nashville photographer C. C. Giers, in costume ball attire. Provenance: the estate of Sarah Hunter Hicks Green, formerly of Historic Devon Farm, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Craquelure, four patches to back, scattered accretions. Blacklight reveals numerous areas of overpainting, including a 4" x 4" area on shoulder, 6" area on left far side background, and 1" repaired tear to right side background – see blacklight photo.