Ethel V. Ashton, Young Girl

Ethel V. Ashton: Young Girl (Date unknown) Oil on canvas
Title
Young Girl
Date
Date unknown
Medium
Oil on canvas
Credit Line
Promised gift of Dorothy J. del Bueno
Dimensions
17 ½ " x 11 "

According to family members, Ashton identified this painting as a portrait of her close friend Rhoda Myers Medary. Ashton and Myers Medary both attended the Philadelphia Design School for Women (now Moore College of Art & Design), traveled together in Europe, and shared a studio for several years. It would prove a formative relationship in both of their early artistic careers. Here Ashton depicts Myers Medary with a serene expression, surrounded by a formless background of saturated color.

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