Mrs. Edward Fesser (1839-1922)
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 3 3/4 in. ( 9.5 cm )
Signed: at right:"Edward Fesser 1904"
Antonia E. Lentilhon was the daughter of Eugène Lentilhon (1810-79) and Emily Louisa (Smith) Lentilhon (1816-69). Her father was born in Lyons, France, and emigrated to New York where he became a successful cotton merchant. The artist was the sitter's son; his wife, Jean (Shepard) Fesser, was the donor of the portrait.
Gift of Mrs. Edward Fesser
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