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Sarah F. Conover | Painting | Wisconsin Historical Society

Painting

Sarah F. Conover

Sarah F. Conover | Painting | Wisconsin Historical Society
Painted portrait of Mrs. Sarah F. Conover.
DESCRIPTION
Painted portrait of Mrs. Sarah F. Conover.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:2590
Creation Date: 1856
Creator Name:Johnson, Eastman
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Collection Name:WHS Museum Collection
Genre:Painting
Original Format Type:paintings
Original Format Number:Museum 1942.2
Original Dimensions:unknown
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
"One of the most interesting and prominent families -- socialy, politically, and artistically -- in nineteenth-century Wisconsin was the Fairchild family of Madison. In their travels and through their extensive social connections, they met many famous American and European artists. One of the happy results of just such a chance meeting is the Society's portrait of Sarah Fairchild Dean Conover by Eastman Johnson. It was painted in 1856 when the sitter, vacationing on Lake Superior, was introduced to Johnson, who was on a sketching tour." (James F. Jensen, "Nineteenth-Century American Painting and Sculpture at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin," Antiques, cx (5), 1976, p. 1016.)
SUBJECTS
Portraits
Women
Clothing and dress

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