Mrs. Augustus Brown
Pastel on paper, mounted on stretcher
Overall: 25 x 30 in. ( 63.5 x 76.2 cm ) frame: 42 1/4 x 37 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 107.3 x 94.6 x 6.4 cm )
Signed at lower right in black pastel" "Sarony"; inscribed at middle left in black pastel: "NS[monogram] -- 1889".
Napoleon Sarony was a New York lithographer, protrait painter and photographer. Augustus Brown, husband of the subject, was an important New York investment banker. The Brown family was living on West 42nd Street in 1862.
Gift of Mr. Walston Brown
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