Cecilia Beaux, Portrait of Hannah Rose Hoffman Lee

Cecilia Beaux: Portrait of Hannah Rose Hoffman Lee (1893) Oil on canvas
Portrait of Hannah Rose Hoffman Lee
Oil on canvas
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Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Cross, 1998
26 x 21 in.

Cecelia Beaux was a leading figure in American art and renowned portraitist. Her work is admired for its elegance, realist approach and depth of emotion. Hannah Rose Hoffman Lee, a member of a distinguished Philadelphia family that traced its roots to colonial times, was known to be a leading figure in Philadelphia society with a strong personality. In this portrait, a painterly study in white and gray, Beaux captures Lee in a moment of quiet introspection.

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