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Ethel Jackson (1877-1957)

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Oil on canvas
Overall: 57 1/2 x 49 in. ( 146 x 124.5 cm )
inscription: lower right: "H. Hanatschek 1905"
A portrait of the famous Broadway star, Ethel Jackson. Ms. Jackson is facing forward-head bent slightly to the right-with her left arm resting on an ivy-dotted stone wall in what appears to be a garden; there is a pink rose bush to her right, a tree in the background towards the left and a stunning backdrop of the ocean. Her dark hair is covered by a black hat and her beige dress is adorned with lace sleeves and a floral embellishment. Grasped in her right hand is a pink shawl, which is also draped over her left arm. Revealed on the subject's left hand ring finger is a diamond ring, possibly denoting either marriage or engagement.
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Native New Yorker Ethel Jackson, the great-granddaughter of the artist Henry Inman, was a singer and actress whose career dated from the turn of the century. Although she regularly appeared on Broadway, she is primarily remembered for her role as Sonia in the first New York production of Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow at the New Amsterdam Theatre. As for her personal life, she was married first to J. Frederick Zimmerman, Jr., then to Benoni Lockwood, Jr., and finally to George McLeod Baynes.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ethel Jackson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group