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PORTRAIT OF ELLA LETITIA MERRIWEATHER POST

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PORTRAIT OF ELLA LETITIA MERRIWEATHER POST

Made by: Alphaeus Philemon Cole

On view in: First Floor Library


About this object

Oval portrait of Ella Letitia Merriweather Post, mother of Marjorie Post. She is seen half-length facing full front against a landscape background with foliage and sky. Her white hair is in a pompadour style. She is wearing small diamond stud earrings, a lace choker collar, and a single strand diamond necklace with a dangling heart pendant. She wears a black chiffon dress embroidered with beads in an elaborate scrolled design. The dress has turquoise edging at the V-neck as well as a turquoise underbodice.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
PORTRAIT OF ELLA LETITIA MERRIWEATHER POST
Made from:
Oil on canvas
Made in:
New York, USA
Date made:
1913
Size:
71.1 × 52.7 cm (28 × 20 3/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
51.150
Class:
PAINTING
Signature marks:
SIGNATURE; DATE lower right (on Ella's left sleeve): Alphaeus P. Cole New York 1913
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973