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Collection National Woman's Party Fine Art Collection
Catalog Number 1963.002.001
Object Name Painting
Title Portrait painting of "Frances Willard" by Harriet Stanton de Forest, n.d.
Date n.d.
Description Framed portrait of Frances E. Willard (1839-1898) painted in oil on canvas by Harriet Stanton de Forest (1909-2008). In the portrait, Frances Willard's brown hair is tied behind her head, she is wearing thin-rimmed glasses and a light turquoise dress. She is seated, looking forward, holding a white document in her lap, with her right arm resting on a desk. The wood frame is painted a gray color with black paint speckles. (see Notes about the frame) This portrait, and one of Elizabeth Cady Stanton [Accession# 1963.002; Object ID# 1963.002.2], by the same artist, were unveiled at the Alva Belmont House on June 29, 1963 on the occasion of a meeting of the International Council of Women. Alva Belmont House was renamed Sewall-Belmont House and Museum when it was placed on the National Register in 1972. [See "People, Classification, Subjects, Search Terms" below for biographical information on the artist and sitter.]
Artist de Forest, Harriet Stanton, 1909-2008
Dimensions H-37 W-32 inches
Material Oil on canvas, painted wood frame
People Willard, Frances Elizabeth, 1839-1898
de Forest, Harriet Stanton, 1909-2008
Subjects Fine art
Painting, portrait
Oil on canvas
Willard, Frances Elizabeth, 1839-1898
de Forest, Harriet Stanton, 1909-2008
Art
International Council of Women
National Woman's Party
Painting
Portrait paintings
Portraits
Women
Woman
Women suffrage
Women's rights
World's Columbian Exposition (1893: Chicago, Ill.)
Search Terms Fine art
Painting, portrait
Oil on canvas
Willard, Frances Elizabeth, 1839-1898
de Forest, Harriet Stanton, 1909-2008
Art
International Council of Women
National Woman's Party
Painting
Portrait paintings
Portraits
Women
Woman
Women suffrage
Women's rights
World's Columbian Exposition (1893: Chicago, Ill.)
Provenance Unveiled June 24, 1963 at the Alva Belmont House on the occasion of a meeting of the International Council of Women. Found in the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum collection.