|Title||Julia Frances Mustian|
|Artist||Mooney, Edward Ludlow|
|Medium||oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||H-30 W-25.25 inches|
|Provenance||Miss Georgia Wilkins|
|Credit line||Gift of Miss Georgia Mustian Wilkins.|
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.