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Catalog Number PAP.Green.1961.034
Title Miss Ida Lewis, the Heroine of Newport
Artist Bush, Charles Green, 1842-1909
Artist Manchester Bros.
Date 1869, July 31
Description Adult female subject; full body standing portrait of Miss Ida Lewis; she is turned 3/4th to her right; she gazes at the viewer; her arms are crossed; her hair is pinned up; she wears earrings, a necklace, a shawl, and a dress; she is surrounded by rocks, flying seagulls, and a ship is visible in right background
Object Name Print
Material Ink; Thin Paper (Newspaper)
Technique Engraving/ Wood Engraving
Dimensions H-27.6 W-23.2 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.
Inscription Location Below Print
Inscriptions and Marks Miss Ida Lewis, the Heroine of Newport. -- Phot. by Manchester Brothers, Providence, R.I. - 1869

this part was erased from this clipping after R.I. "- [See Page 484.]"
Collection Works on Paper - Greenough Collection
People Greenough, Beatrice, 1908-1984
Bush, Charles Green, 1842-1909
Manchester Bros.
Lewis, Ida, 1842-1911
Notes Same as RLC.PAP.Webster.072. The name of the newspaper is not legible. Date and place: "New York, Saturday, July 31, 1869". [not listed on original inventory].
Related Publications Harper's Weekly, July 31, 1869, 481 (Title Page) (Vol. XIII - No. 657)