Mrs. Sydney J. Smith (ca. 1865- after 1929)
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 3 1/4 x 2 1/8 in. ( 8.3 x 5.4 cm )
signed: at left: "Behenna"
Fanny B. Tailer was the daughter of Edward Neufville Tailer (ca. 1831-1917), a dry goods merchant, and Agnes (Suffern) Tailer (ca. 1831-1917) of Washington Square, New York. She married Syndey J. Smith (ca. 1868-1949), a cotton broker and sportsman, in 1896. The marriage ended in divorce in 1909, and in 1916 the subject married Charles Whitney Carpenter, Jr. (ca. 1885-1954), a New York stockbroker. After this marriage ended in divorce about 1928, the subject was known as Mrs. Tailer Carpenter.
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
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