The Stotesbury Art Collection

Mrs. Andrew Hay
by
Sir Henry Raeburn, R.A.

Mrs. Andrew Hay

Seated slightly to the left on a green chair, and turned nearly full-face to the observer; she is dressed in a white muslin gown with long sleeves, pale blue sash fastened at the waist by a bow; powdered hair on which is a pale blue cap. Her hands, joined listlessly together, are resting on her lap. A strong light from the left throws every detail of the face and dress into a very high relief; foliage background to the left, with a hilly landscape in the distance to the right.

Photo Source: O'Toole Catalogue (see below)

Dimensions: 39 1/4 x 49 1/2 inches

Provenance:

Commander Thomas Edward Hall Maxwell, R.N., great-grandson of the sitter

Purchased by Duveen Brothers for $111,300 at Christie's London auction on May 10, 1912

E.T. Stotesbury

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska

Stotesbury Location(s): 1925 Walnut Street, Whitemarsh Hall

Sources: Exhibition of Paintings and Works of Art from the Collection of the Late Edward T. Stotesbury at the Galleries of James St. L. O'Toole, New York, 23rd April to May 10th, 1941

Mrs. Andrew Hay in the Sitting Room at Whitemarsh Hall

The portrait of Mrs. Andrew Hay by Sir Henry Raeburn on the far right wall of the Sitting Room/Library of Whitemarsh Hall. The painting over the fireplace is The Road by the River by Aelbert Cuyp.

Photo source: Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection, U.S. Library of Congress

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