Mrs. James Roosevelt (1855-1941)
White wax, red velvet, painted and gilded frame
Overall: 7 x 7 1/8 x 1 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. ( 17.8 x 18.1 x 4.4 x 11.4 cm )
label: on back: "Original Wax Minature Portrait/His Mother/Subject: Mrs. Sara Delano Roosevelt Artist: Retha/Date:March 1940 3/23/40/by Retha M. Goodwin Sales" [artist's signature in black ink]
Sara Delano was the mother of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, her only child. The daughter of Warren Delano, a prosperous shipping merchant in the China trade, she was the second wife of James Roosevelt, to whom she was married October 7, 1880. Her husband was a prominent businessman and their home was in Hyde Park, New York.
Gift of the artist
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