Portrait of a Woman
Head and shoulders portrait, possibly of Jane Fisher Rolette Dousman, wife of Hercules Dousman and mother of H. Louis Dousman. The photograph has been enhanced by watercolor.
Image ID: 5465
Creation Date: 1840 ca.
Creator Name: Unknown
Collection Name: Villa Louis Collection
Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number: VL1952.3.54
Original Dimensions: 7.25 x 8.25 inches
The Villa Louis Collection documents the family of Louis and Nina Dousman during the latter quarter of the nineteenth century. The Dousman family, descendants of fur trade magnate Hercules Dousman, cultivated the life of country aristocracy and amassed the trappings of Victorian wealth and grandeur along the banks of the Mississippi River.
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