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Catalog Number PAP.Green.1961.017
Title Reclining Woman
Artist Lemaire, Madeleine Jeanne, 1845-1928
Date 1890 circa
Description Full body portrait of a young woman laying down on a red cloth covered chaise lounge; she is staring off into the distance and holding a red Chinese silk pillow with her left hand and the top of her wrap in her right; she has brown hair that is pinned up and brown eyes; she wears a pink and white stripped skirt, a cream wrap, and white silk slippers (with heels); a table with a nacre decoration has a pitcher with a metal lid and a plate of oranges; a geometric handwoven rug is below; a plant in the left background; decorative wall moulding in the background
Object Name Drawing
Medium Watercolor Paint
Material Paper
Dimensions H-38.1 W-54.3 cm
Credit line Gift of Beatrice Greenough
Provenance 1961, December 15 - Gift of Beatrice Greenough

The Greenough Estate Collection, including 25 cartons of books and over thirty prints and drawings, was given to the Redwood Library on December 15, 1961 by Beatrice Goelet Greenough (1908-1984) soon after the death of her only child, Gabrielle Ladd (1936-1960). Beatrice was the daughter of William Greenough (1874-1949) and Charlotte Warren (1885-1954) who collected most of the artwork herself. Charlotte was assisted by her father, Whitney Warren, who had donated a scrapbook of his architectural drawings to the Redwood Library.

Beatrice Greenough of Prescott Farm, a Portsmouth, RI resident for many years, died 24 April,1984. She left an uncle, Whitney Warren of San Francisco and two cousins, Michael Lloyd Reeves of Newport and Reginald Reeves of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
Signed Name Madeleine Lemaire
Signed Name Location Lower Right
Additional Inscriptions and Marks seperate card: Madeleine Lemaire || French, 1845-1928 || Reclining Lady || c. 1890 || watercolor || Lent by the Redwood Library and Athenaeum, || Newport, Rhode Island to R.I. School of || Design, 1980
Inscription Type Inscription
Inscription Technique Pencil
Inscription Location Back
Inscriptions and Marks Madeleine Lemaire || French - 1870-1900 || are
Collection Works on Paper - Greenough Collection
People Greenough, Beatrice, 1908-1984
Lemaire, Madeleine Jeanne, 1845-1928
Notes n.d.