Mrs. Asher B. Durand (b. 1813)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 36 x 29 in. ( 91.4 x 73.7 cm )
Mary Frank was the daughter of Jacob and Mary Frank of New York. She became the second wife of Asher B. Durand in 1834. This portrait was a gift to the Society from her daughter-in-law.
Lawall, David B., Asher Brown Durand: His Art and Art Theory in Relation to his Times, Submitted to Princeton University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, March 1966, pp.86, 129-30, 156-9, 608, 616. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. 1, 1974, p. 236. Smith, Alvy Ray, compiled by, Dr. John Durand (1664-1727) of Derby Connecticut: His Family Through Four Generations Featuring the Branch of His Youngest Son Ebenezer Durand Through Ten Generations to 2003, Boston: Newbury Street Press, 2003, pp. 215, 217.
Bequest of Mrs. Helen Thompson Durand
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