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Portrait of H.M. Sophie, Dowager Queen of Greece, in mournin ... Image 1

Portrait of H.M. Sophie, Dowager Queen of Greece, in mourning for husband

Oil on canvas
Credit Line
Gift of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 2015
21 ½ x 18 ½ in.

Description & Inscriptions

[bottom left of canvas in red oil]: Violet / Oakley; [verso label 1 of 4 in black ink]: Violet Oakley [s[ace] (Oil) / Portrait of H.M. Sophie, Dowager Queen of Greece, daughter of / German Emperor Frederick, / granddaughter of Queen Victoria / of England, wife of Constantine / I of Greece. (In mourning for husband) / [same label, in red ink] OP61; [verso label 2 of 4 in black ink]: H.M. Sophie / Queen Dowager of Greece / by / Violet Oakley, N.A. / painted in Florence, Italy / in 1929; [verso typed on Brandywine River Museum label 3 of 4]: WOMEN ARTISTS IN THE HOWARD PYLE TRADITION / September 6 through November 23, 1957 / Portrait of H. M. Sophie, Queen of Greece / Violet Oakley / oil on canvas, 1919 [sic] / Lent by Miss Edith Emerson; [verso label 4 of 4 printed]: Oakley, Violet, (1874-1961), / H. M. Sophie Queen / Dowager of Greece, 30 / x 26 x 2, A54F; [verso on stretcher]: H. M. Queen Sophie of Greece
Painted in Florence, Italy.


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