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Portrait #221
Subject/Title: Formosa, Angelo's daughter (?)
Artist:Elliston, Bessie 1870-?
Date Created:ca. 1900
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:24 x 23
Image Dimensions:13 x 11.5
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:1/13/2004
Condition:Excellent

Description:Three-quarters left profile of a young woman with olive-darkly tanned skin/mulatto and large brown eyes wearing a gold earring and dressed in a multi-colored drape (?) with a simple neckline. Her hair is light brown and curly.
History:
Notes:Artist married Clarence Edwards Sinclair and never painted after she married. The subject is presumed to be the daughter of Angelo Formosa.

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