Lot 658

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Southern school (19th century) MARTHA SARAH TAYLOR HOWELL (1811-1873) (Wife of William Burney Means)
oil on canvas, framed, unsigned
H22 1/2" W18"

Provenance: Property of a Southern lady.

Literature: Subject of portrait was mentioned in END OF THE LAND: A SOUTH CAROLINA FAMILY ON THE LOUISIANA FRONTIER, by Goodloe Stuck, McGinty Monograph Series, Department of History, Louisiana Tech University, 1992.

Other Notes: Martha Sarah Taylor Howell was the granddaughter of Colonel Thomas Taylor, who was co-founder of Columbia, South Carolina. She married William Burney Means of Fairfield County, South Carolina, at Trinity Cathedral, and moved to Roseneath Plantation, Gloster, Louisiana in the mid 1840s.

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June 14, 2009 1:00 PM EDT
West Columbia, SC, US

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