Portrait of Louisa Pope Miller
- Creator:Thomas Sully
- Title:Portrait of Louisa Pope Miller
- Description:Frontal bust portrait of a pale young woman. She has brown hair parted down the middle, with ringlets reaching just past her bare shoulders. Plain dark mottled background. The frame encloses the portrait in an oval shape.
- Historical Note:Louisa Pope was born and lived in Memphis, the daughter of John Pope, a prominent Memphis cotton merchant. This portrait was painted in New York after Louisa Pope's marriage to Wylie Miller of New York City. The artist, Thomas Sully (1783-1872), studied under Gilbert Stuart and Benjamin West and painted some of the most important figures in the 19th c. world of politics and fashion. His portraits of women are characterized by soft tones and brushwork; figures frequently have elongated necks and pale skin tones.
- Institution:Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; Bequest of Wylie B. Miller Jameson 30.1
- Publisher:Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
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