Portrait of Ellen Goin Rionda
1898 Laura Dreyfus Barney Born: Cincinnati, Ohio 1879 Died: Paris, France 1974 cast and patinated plaster 18 1/2 x 10 x 9 7/8 in. (47.0 x 25.5 x 25.0 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mme. Yvonne Guehennec and Mr. William E. Huntington 1976.153.20 Not currently on view
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Ellen Goin Rionda was the wife of a wealthy sugarcane importer, whose philanthropy included a housing development on their estate for young married couples. Laura Dreyfus Barney caught the sitter at a moment when she gazes off to the side. It seems that something or someone has caught her attention, or perhaps she is deep in thought.
Portrait female - Rionda, Ellen Goin - bust