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E. Easton Taylor [early 20th century]

[From the Community Collection, a public trust in Agincourt, Iowa]

TAYLOR, E. Easton [early 20th century; British]

Portrait of Sophia Iphigenia Tennant

1918

gouache on heavy paper / 14.25 inches by 11.5 inches

This portrait of Sophie Tennant was recently found behind another far less interesting or significant painting. It has not yet been conserved, but despite all its folds and tears, Miss Tennant’s wistful smile still conveys a sense of dignity and grace. Sophie and her sister Phoebe were the unmarried siblings of A. J. Tennant and the aunts of architect Anson Tennant.

Edwardian artist E. Easton Taylor painted Miss Tennant in 1918.

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