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Catalog Number PAP.Green.1961.010
Title Portrait of Mrs. George Law
Artist Helleu, Paul César, 1859-1927
Date n.d.
Description Portrait of Mrs. George Law (nee Alga B. Smith); mid-length view; she is turned in profile to her right; she has her hair pinned up with a blue ribbon; she is wearing a black cloth necklace and a dress; her hands are resting near her chest on something
Object Name Print
Material Ink (Black and Color); Thin Paper
Technique Etching/ Dry Point Etching
Dimensions H-54.6 W-33.7 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 Helleu
Signed Name Location Lower Left
Inscription Type Inscription
Inscription Technique Pencil
Inscription Location Front and Back
Inscriptions and Marks Upper left: #10
Lower right: Helleu
Back: Portrait of Mrs. George Law
Collection Works on Paper - Greenough Collection
People Greenough, Beatrice, 1908-1984
Helleu, Paul César, 1859-1927
Law, Alga
Notes n.d.
Related Publications see Library of Congress - Call Number: LC-B2- 1160-2 [P&P]- Photographic portrait of Mrs. George Law http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/ggb2004005885/