Miniature of Mrs. J.P. Morgan, Jr. (nee Jane Norton Grew; 1868-1925)

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Lucia Fairchild Fuller
1872-1924
ca. 1900
Watercolor, heightened with white gouache, in ivory.
Frame: max. length: 3 11/16 inches (92 mm); max. width: 3 inches (76 mm); image: max. length: 3 1/16 inches (79 mm); max. width: 2 6/16 inches (60 mm)
Gift of Mr. John P. Morgan, II.
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Signed along right edge, "Lucia F. Fuller"
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Mrs. J.P. Morgan, Jr.; Mr. John P. Morgan, II.
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Encased in a gold frame encircled with pearls.
Fairchild Fuller, a successful Boston-based miniaturist and founder of the American Society of Miniature Painters, trained at the Arts Students League in New York, where she spent time with Henry Siddons Mowbray, the artist responsible for the murals in Morgan's Library. She also was a schoolmate of Jane Norton Grew (1868-1925), who married J.P. Morgan, Jr. in 1890. Jane Morgan supported Fuller at the start of her career in 1889 with commissions and introductions to potential patrons. This portrait, in its pearl studded gold frame, is among those Fuller made of her friend, who was also an avid watercolorist.

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