27 September 2004
Philip Leslie Hale (1865-1931)
Lady with a Fan
pastel on paper laid down on archival paper
24¾ x 17½ in. (62.9 x 44.5 cm.)
Executed circa 1914.
Florence Taylor Kushner Sherman, Boston, Massachusetts, student of the artist.
Acquired by the present owner from the estate of the above.
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With her high-piled ringlets, gold earrings and heavy black kohl, the woman portrayed in this funerary painting offers a glimpse of life almost 2,000 years ago