Friday, 17 May 2013

Eleanor Slater Portrait

This impressionist oil painting caught my eye today: Portrait of Eleanor Slater (1911) by American artist Robert Henri. Who? you might ask. Eleanor was the granddaughter of Samuel Slater, known as the Father of the American Industrial Revolution. Look at her face and bearing. This is no bejewelled, coiffured, powder puff of a female. She is one powerful young lady you wouldn't want to mess with. This portrait - estimated value $35,000-$45,000 - is one of the treasures in the estate of the late Mrs Nat King Cole. The property comes up for auction in Australia in Mathesons' AA Auctions this weekend (CLICK).


At 26/5/13, Anonymous A Sims said...

It's a superb painting.

At 27/5/13, Blogger Ian Cox said...

In the face and pose, yes.


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