Mrs. Fernando Yznaga (1869-1926)
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 3 x 2 in. ( 7.6 x 5.1 cm )
inscription: on paper backing: "Mrs. Mabel Yzanga/Pailet/23 Rue Clauzel/Paris" signed and dated: "Paillet/1891"
Mabel Elizabeth Wright was the daughter of George Curtis Wright, a carpet designer of New York. She became the second wife of Fernando Yznaga (1851-1901) on March 4, 1890. Immediately after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Yznaga sailed to London, and it was probably while they were on this trip abroad that this miniature was painted.
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
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