Portrait of Mrs. John Gellatly

  • Eleanor Greatorex, Portrait of Mrs. John Gellatly, 1890-1897, oil on wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly, 1929.6.49

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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.

Portrait of Mrs. John Gellatly
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9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (24.0 x 19.2 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of John Gellatly

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oil on wood
  • Portrait female – Gellatly, John, Mrs. – bust
  • Portrait female – Rogers, Edith – bust
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