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Object Name Painting
Title Julia Frances Mustian
Artist Mooney, Edward Ludlow
Date 1847 ca.
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions H-30 W-25.25 inches
Provenance Miss Georgia Wilkins
Credit line Gift of Miss Georgia Mustian Wilkins.
Accession Number G.1959.14
On view: Yes
Label information New York artist Edward Ludlow Mooney spent numerous winters in New Orleans in the 1840s. He stopped several times in Columbus during his journey between Louisiana and New York. Mooney painted over 30 portraits of prominent Columbus residents.

The subject of this portrait, Julia Frances Mustian (1814-1911), was the wife of John Lloyd Mustian, who developed Warm Springs, Georgia as a health spa. Julia survived both her daughter and granddaughter, and raised her great-granddaughter Georgia Mustian Wilkins. Georgia donated much of the family's land for the establishment of the Infantile Paralysis center at Warm Springs. She became a good friend of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor.
Search Terms Itinerant Artist
Portrait
Subjects Portrait
Figure (Female)