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Object Name Portrait
Title Eliza Waller Trimble Hedges Portrait
Catalog Number 1950.38
Date ca. 1861
Material(s) Canvas under Glass
Dimensions H-25.875 W-25.25 D-0.5 inches
Description This portrait is of Eliza Waller Trimble Hedges. The subject is depicted leaning on an arrangement of flowers. With her arms crossed, she holds a rose in her right hand. The subject is wearing a pale off the shoulder gown with short sleeves that appears to have a small bustle.
Notes Eliza Waller Trimble Hedges (1850-1883) was the daughter of Judge William W. and Eliza G. Waller Trible. She is also a descendant of Governor and Mrs. James Garrard. After her mother's early death she was reared by Dr. and Mrs. George H. Perrin. She married J. T. Hedges and was the mother of Perrin, Gertrude, Arabella, William and James Thatcher Hedges. She lived her entire life in Cynthiana, Kentucky.

Family legend states that during the Civil War this painting was stolen and the glass was discovered broken when recovered after the war. The donor is the daughter of the subject. The estimated age of girl is 11 or 12 years-old.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Event American Civil War
People Hedges, Eliza Waller Trimble
Subjects Art
Oil paintings
Portrait paintings
Search Terms Cynthiana (Ky.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS