Adolphe Borie, Portrait of Margaret Carey Madeira

Date
1915
Medium
Oil on canvas
Credit Line
Gift of Mary, Margaret, and Thomas White in honor of their Grandmother, 2020
Dimensions
84 x 36 in.

In this full-length portrait, the elegantly dressed Margaret Townsend Carey (1891–1951) stands with hand on hip addressing the viewer. The daughter of Francis King Carey, an influential Baltimore lawyer, she was a women’s rights advocate who successfully argued for legislation to place limits on women’s work hours. This portrait conveys her grace and confidence, and was commissioned on the occasion of her marriage in September 1915 to the lawyer Percy C. Madeira, Jr. of Philadelphia.

 Margaret Carey Madeira, date unknown, image courtesy of Mary, Margaret, and Thomas White.
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