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Mary S. Handy (ca. 1873-1952)

Object Number: 
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 3 x 2 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 6.4 cm )
signature and date: at left: "Paillet / 1894" inscription: on paper backing: "Miss Handy / Paillet / 6 Bd de Clichy / Paris"
Gallery Label: 
"May" Handy of Richmond, Virginia, was the daughter of Capt. Edward Handy. On September 28, 1904, she became the second wife of James Brown Potter (1853-1922) of New York. At the time of her marriage she was said to be the most beautiful woman in Virginia.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group