Mrs. James Boothby Burke Roche (1857-1947)
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 3 1/4 x 2 5/8 in. ( 8.3 x 6.7 cm )
signed: at right: "C. and F. Weidner"
Frances (Fanny) Work was the elder daughter of the New York banker Frank Work. She married James Boothby Burke Roche, second son of the first Baron Fermoy of Ireland, in 1880. Mrs. Burke Roche obtained a divorce in the U.S. in 1891, and married for a second time in 1905. This marriage also ended in divorce, after which she resumed the name of Mrs. Burke Roche. She died in New York City, at her home at 1020 Fifth Avenue, in 1947.
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
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