Elizabeth Marbury (1856-1933)
Watercolor, gouache, and charcoal on board
Overall: 18 3/16 x 19 1/16 in. ( 46.4 x 48.3 cm ) mat: 24 x 24 x 3 in. ( 61 x 61 x 7.6 cm )
signature and date: lower right: "Ranken 1932" inscription: On verso-"Miss Elizabeth Marbury/ on her farm in Maine/ by/ Wm.Ranken 1932".
Signed and inscribed with monogram at lower right in brown watercolor: "WBER 1932"; verso inscribed at upper center: "Miss Elizabeth Marbury / on her farm in Maine / by / WBERanken. 1932."
The subject was born in New York, the daughter of Francis and Elisabeth (McCoun) Marbury. Her interests ranged from literary clubs to welfare work and from the theater to women's suffrage. She was the literary agent for a number of French authors and playwrights and for George Bernard Shaw, and the author of several books herself, among them an autobiography, "My Crystal Ball" (1923).
Gift of Douglas Anderson
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