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