Mrs. Charles Gilbert Francklyn (ca. 1846-1932)
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 3 x 2 1/8 in. ( 7.6 x 5.4 cm )
signed and dated: "Paillet 1892"
Susan S. (Hoyt) Francklyn was the daughter of Edward and Susan (Sprague) Hoyt. Her husband, who died in 1929, was a prominent figure in the development of the gas industry in New York City; in 1878 he organized the Municipal Gas Light Company and later was a founder of the Consolidated Gas Company of New York.
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
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