Constance and Maud Rives
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 5 1/4 x 3 7/8 in. ( 13.3 x 9.8 cm )
inscribed on cardboard backing: "Misses Rives/Paillet/6 Bd de Clichy/Paris" signed and dated: left side: "Paillet/1893"
Constance Evelyn and Maud Antonia were twin daughters born in 1855 at "Carnwath," Duchess County, New York, to Francis Robert Rives (1822-91) and Matilda Antonia (Barclay) Rives (1824-88). Their father was a lawyer in New York. Constance Rives married John Borland on June 24, 1884; her husband died in Washington, D.C. in 1893. Maud Rives became the wife of Walker Breese Smith on May 23, 1882. Maud Smith died at Newport, R.I., in 1923; her sister Constance died at Gloucester, Mass., in 1914.
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
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