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Geraldine Maude Ruthen Henry Gilbert

Geraldine Maude Ruthen Henry Gilbert

Not on view
Artist: 
Julian Russell Story (Anglo-American, 1857–1919)
Date: 
about 1890
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
27 1/16 x 22 1/16 in. (68.7 x 56 cm)
Description: 

Julian Story was born in England, a son of American sculptor William Wetmore Story and grandson of Chief Justice Joseph Story. He studied painting in Paris with Frank Duveneck, Gustave Boulanger, and Jules Lefebvre and won a number of prizes at the Paris Salons and at the 1900 Exposition Universelle. He was primarily a portrait painter in England, which is where he painted this canvas of Geraldine Henry (1865–1892). She was raised in England and Ireland and, in 1887, married Edward Hooker Gilbert, a textile manufacturer from Ware, Massachusetts. Two years after this portrait was painted, she died at her father’s home, Kylmore Castle in Ireland, in a drowning accident at the age of twenty-seven.

Inscription: 

upper left: Julian Story

Credit Line: 

Gift of Mrs. Malcolm B. Stone, Jr., in memory of her mother Elizabeth Vaughn Gilbert Timmins

Object Number: 
UR196