Ethel V. Ashton, Young Girl
MediumOil on canvas
Credit LinePromised gift of Dorothy J. del Bueno
Dimensions17 1/2 x 11 in.
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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