Marschall was commissioned to paint this portrait as a memorial to the brief life of the young girl pictured. The red coral bead necklace and black laced shoes are symbols of mourning, and the roses in the funerary urn symbolize death.
The Hale Child
Signed: Nicola Marschall, 1863
Oil on Canvas
60 x 38 inches
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Harry P. Long
Courtesy of White House of the Confederacy. Provided by E. Bryding Adams.
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