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Portrait of Mrs. John Gellatly

1890-1897 Eleanor Greatorex Born: New York, New York 1854 Died: 1917 oil on wood 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (24.0 x 19.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of John Gellatly 1929.6.49 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 2A


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Edith Rogers was the wife of the art collector and patron John Gellatly, who donated his significant collection of American and European painting and decorative art to the Smithsonian’s National Collection of Fine Arts (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum) in 1929. Edith met John while he was enrolled in art classes, and they married in 1886. Mr. Gellatly was in the insurance and real estate business, and he and his wife were passionate about collecting art. Elizabeth Eleanor Greatorex captured Edith’s youthful beauty and fashionable sophistication in this portrait study, possibly painted during one of her art lessons with Greatorex.

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Portrait female - Gellatly, John, Mrs. - bust

Portrait female - Rogers, Edith - bust

painting

paint - oil

wood

About Eleanor Greatorex

Born: New York, New York 1854 Died: 1917