Mrs. Theodore Douglas Robinson (ca. 1882-1962)
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 3 3/8 x 2 5/8 in. ( 8.6 x 6.7 cm )
engraved: on the back of the case: "Miss Helen R. Roosevelt" signed and dated: at right:"Cecil eE. Payen/1902"
The subject was a niece of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the daughter of his half-brother James R. Roosevelt (1854-1927) and his first wife, Helen (d. 1894). Her husband, whom she married in 1904, was assistant secretary of the navy during the Calvin Coolidge administration.
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
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