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The Hale Child

Nicola 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 shoes are symbols of mourning, and the roses and 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 the First White House of the Confederacy