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    Sale 1911

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    29 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 95

    Winslow Homer (1836-1910)

    Portrait of Elizabeth Grant

    Price Realised  


    Winslow Homer (1836-1910)
    Portrait of Elizabeth Grant
    crayon on paper
    6 x 7 in. (15.2 x 17.8 cm.)
    Executed in 1866.

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    Winslow Homer drew these two portraits of Elizabeth Loring Grant during a summer stay at his family's home in Belmont, Massachusetts in 1866. His ability as a draftsman is evident in these works as he employs an economy of line to adeptly capture the spirit of the 14 year old girl as well as the beautiful lines and drapes of her dresses. An independent and modern woman, Elizabeth Loring Grant insisted that these drawings be passed down through the women of her family, where they have remained.


    The artist.
    Elizabeth Loring Grant, Belmont, Massachusetts, gift from the above, 1866.
    Madelaine Grant Bufford (Mrs. John Henry Bufford, Jr.), niece of the above, Newton Highlands, Massachusetts, gift from the above, 1921.
    Elizabeth Grant Bufford Riordan (Mrs. Charles F. Riordan), daughter of the above, Auburndale, Massachusetts.
    By descent to the present owner.


    L. Goodrich and A. Gerdts, Record of Works by Winslow Homer, 1867 through 1876, vol. I, New York, 2005, p. 364, no. 289.