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I saw this in an antique shop today, came very close to buying, just want to do a bit more research first. It is close to a life-sized portrait from a local estate. They are asking $399, but said they would come down maybe 10-15%. Can anyone tell me when they think it may have been painted by the woman's dress? I was guessing maybe 1940's or earlier? There is no signature that I can tell. It was hanging up pretty high so I couldn't get a good look at the back, but the canvas looked like it had some age to it based on the color. They told me they think it is either of Susan Jenkins or one of her relatives since it came from her estate auction back in January in Knoxville, TN. I am thinking the woman may be related to the Judge Ray Howard Jenkins, who was involved in the famous Senator Joseph McCarthy U.S. Senate hearings on communism in the 1950's, but I'm still trying to I.D. her.
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