Portrait of Edith Healy

Portrait of Edith Healy

Artist: George Peter Alexander Healy (American ; 1813-1894)

Date: ca. 1891
Dimensions:
frame: 43 × 65 in. (109.2 × 165.1 cm)
Classification: PAINTING
Credit Line: Gift of Melissa N. Coury
Object number: M.2014.14
DescriptionThis portrait of Edith is a late work, perhaps one of Healy's last. It was executed in Poughkeepsie, New York while Healy was taking a vacation to visit friends and family in the midst of his rigorous schedule of portrait commissions. After completing some royal portraits in Romania, Healy departed for New York accompanied by Edith, Kathleen, and his wife. This is likely when the portrait of Edith was executed. Most of Healy's portraits of his family stayed in the family or were bought by private collectors. This portrait was not shown by the National Academy.
Not on view